U.S. Sen. Robert Mendendez of New Jersey has put his support behind a bipartisan proposal that will ensure a pathway to legal status for 11 million illegal immigrants.
Eight senior U.S. senators have come up with a bipartisan immigration reform plan, reported Politico.com early Monday morning, that they plan to unveil later today. NJ Sen. Robert Menendez (D), a longtime advocate for changes in immigration law, is on the panel of eight senators from both parties who came up with the sweeping changes. The plan, Politico said, will overhaul the current immigration system as well as provide an alternate route to citizenship for the nation's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants. The blueprint is "most serious bipartisan effort to act on the highly charged issue since George W. Bush’s comprehensive measure was defeated in the Senate in 2007," Politico said. The senators' proposal would only come into play …
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Conference held in Monmouth Beach to discuss beach replenishment funding
Senator Robert Menendez and Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-6) spoke about the importance of beach replenishment for what Menendez called "one of our greatest resources," the Jersey Shore on Friday afternoon. "We are here to protect New Jersey's coastline," Menendez said during a press conference The Shores Condominium in Monmouth Beach. Pallone and Menendez recently helped secure $7.5 million in beach replenishment funding for municipalities from Sandy Hook to the Barnegat Inlet, a 21-mile section of beaches. The $7.5 million coupled with $2.5 in federal funding and roughly $5 million in state funding will allow the Army Corps of Engineers to begin the project this fall. Pallone said the project could be completed by early next year, …