The Assembly Women and Children Committee handles issues concerning the status of women and families and the welfare of children.
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Speaker Prieto Welcomes President Obama's Immigration ActionsHails Action as Pro-Family & Common Sense
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) released the following statement Friday praising President Obama's executive actions on immigration:
"When I came here from Cuba as a boy with my mother, we had very little and had to work hard to improve our lives. I would not have gotten to where I am now without strong support from family and friends, but also the educational opportunities provided by government. This has shaped my governing philosophy.
"I believe government must play a role in helping give people a leg up so they can reach the American Dream. That's why I'm so pleased to see President Obama this strong executive action on immigration that could help an estimated 137,000 New Jersey residents..."