Vice President Joe Biden has a knack for saying or doing the unexpected.  True to form, the vice president paid a surprise visit to a neighborhood coffee shop in a northwest Denver neighborhood on Tuesday.  There, a group of local pastors, law enforcement officials and local business owners were expecting to meet with a ‘senior White House official’ on the issue of immigration reform – not the VP himself.  It wasn’t until shortly before the meeting that the group realized with whom they would be sharing their thoughts. Included in the group was Robert Sakata of Sakata Farms, Inc., one of WG’s national members from Colorado.

Ken Barbic

Many members of the House on both sides of the aisle have expressed the need to pass legislation fixing our broken immigration system. While the Senate took action by passing S. 744, the House has yet to pass a single bill to reform our immigration system. With 29 legislative days remaining until the House adjourns for its August recess, the urgency for action mounts as a key window for action closes.

Recap of immigration reform action by the U.S. House of Representatives for the day ending May 29, 2014:

Bills passed: 0


It has been 336 days since the Senate passed S. 744 with no action by the full House.

As May 29, 2014, there are only 29 scheduled legislative days left to pass immigration reform before the House adjourns for its August recess.  

Twitter Hashtags: #ready4reform #ifarmimmigration #immigration

Ken Barbic


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