Senator Harry Reid Retiring

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2015

CONTACT
Adela de la Torre, 213-400-7822, delatorre@nilc.org

NILC Statement on Sen. Harry Reid’s Retirement Announcement

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada announced this morning that he would not seek reelection, which means he will be ending a career of more than three decades in the Capitol. The following is a statement by Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center:

“Senator Harry Reid has been a steadfast champion for all families, regardless of where they came from or how much money they have. His commitment to justice and equality for all led him to take strong stands to protect and advance the rights of immigrant youth and workers, even when such choices were politically risky.

“Good leadership is sometimes hard to find, but Sen. Reid has been one of the best. His retirement represents a loss for low-income immigrants and working families, who have always had, in him, a strong advocate.

“We will miss his voice and leadership in the Senate.”

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