Matthew Kolken on Air with Reps. Higgins (D) and Collins (R) talking Immigration ReformPublished: Jun 25, 2013
I appeared on WBEN talk radio this morning and had the opportunity to speak to Western New York's two Representatives in Congress, Chris Collins (R- Clarence) and Brian Higgins (D- Buffalo).
Congressman Collins indicated that he would be willing to vote for reform that included a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers, and a pathway to legalization for the estimated 11 million undocumented people living in our country remarking that we need to "get our head out of the sand, these 11 million people are not going to go away on their own." Cong. Chris Collins (R- Clarence).
Congressman Higgins was similarly pragmatic stating that he would be willing to consider a piecemeal approach to immigration reform indicating that "We can find the balance here in providing a legal pathway to citizenship, and continuing to realize the great economic benefits of immigration not only throughout the nation, but right here in Western New York." Cong. Brian Higgins (D- Buffalo).
I couldn't be more proud of Western New York's two Representatives in Congress. Click here for the audio from the appearance.
Click here for the audio from the appearance.