“As of this afternoon, senators have received only a set of talking points promoting the new immigration proposal. Once it has been released, I strongly encourage my colleagues to read the bill and then decide for themselves whether this reform will accomplish what proponents are promising.  It is unfortunate that we have so little time to digest and evaluate such an expansive piece of legislation before we hold our initial committee hearing.  As senators, it is our duty to read the bill and fully understand the impact it will have on our immigration system before casting votes.”