Kirk Calls For Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Mark Kirk in Washington with Reporters
Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., listens to a reporter's question on Capitol Hill, in Washington on June 20, 2016. Alex Brandon / Associated Press
Mark Kirk in Washington with Reporters
Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., listens to a reporter's question on Capitol Hill, in Washington on June 20, 2016. Alex Brandon / Associated Press

Kirk Calls For Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Illinois U.S. Senator Mark Kirk says he’s now a supporter of comprehensive immigration reform. The Republican, who eventually broke with his party to support an immigration reform bill in 2013, told business leaders in Chicago today that it’s time to try again.

Kirk is locked in a competitive re-election bid against Democratic candidate Tammy Duckworth.

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