Sen. Warren speaks on the immigration issue in the U.S.

Congress continues to debate the immigration laws

Immigration Overload Courts
FILE - This June 18, 2014, file photo, detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection, processing facility in Brownsville,Texas. Immigration courts backlogged by years of staffing shortages and tougher enforcement face an even more daunting challenge since tens of thousands of Central Americans began arriving on the U.S. border fleeing violence back home. For years, children from Central America traveling alone and immigrants who prove they have a credible fear of returning home have been entitled to a hearing before an immigration judge. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool, File)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Congress has failed to round up enough votes needed to reform the nation’s immigration laws. Separate bills were passed through both chambers, but lawmakers weren’t able to compromise for a solution.

Senator Elizabeth Warren told 22News lawmakers should be most concerned with taking care of the unaccompanied minors already in the United States, and if they’re brought to Mass., Warren hopes residents feel the same way.

“Do whatever we can to try to reduce the violence that’s causing people who love these children to put them on such a dangerous path to bring them to the United States. I think we do the best we can to try to help these children,” said Sen. Warren.

The surge of illegal immigrants at the U.S. Mexico border won’t be resolved by changes in legislation for at least five more weeks.

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