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The Hill: Biden to Asian Americans: Immigration reform not dead

Vice President Joe BidenVice President Joe Biden sounded an optimistic tone about the prospects for immigration reform during the opening ceremonies yesterday for Asian American Pacific Islander American Heritage Month.

The Hill reports Biden told the couple hundred people in attendance “Please, please, do not buy into the cynicism that there’s an inevitability we will not get immigration reform. Please reject that notion.”

Biden is hopeful that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the majority of his party want to get this done and will be more willing after the primary season ends–when they aren’t facing challenges from the Tea Party.

Biden also gave a shout out to the community for the contributions Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made to this country.

“The combination of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have done nothing, nothing but succeed, generation after generation. Think of all of the businesses that have been built, from the corner stores to Silicon Valley giants like Yahoo. You have served our nation overseas,” Biden said.


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