New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell says the talk has gone on for long enough; its time for Congress to get moving on immigration reform.

Speaking on his weekly radio show Wednesday night, Mitchell said it was time to bring people out of the shadows and for Congress to act.

The U.S. Senate has passed a bi-partisian immigration reform bill, but the measure has stalled in the republican-led House.

Mitchell urged Congress to find a pathway to citizenship for hard-working immigrants that honor our flag.