4:25 PM EDT
Sheila Jackson Lee, D-TX 18th

Ms. JACKSON LEE of Texas. If we pass the American Jobs Act, we will help Hispanic youngsters, Anglo youngsters, African American youngsters, and all Americans.

However, what an insult to America's values to suggest that those who come to this country to give by way of a legal process, diversity visas, are not contributing. I do not want to insult anyone who comes with the idea of helping America. That means wherever they've come from: Africa, Iran, elsewhere.

If they come for a good reason through the diversity visa to reunite with their family, that is the American way. Immigration by law, that is the American way.