Senior Republican: Democrat Support of “Dreamers” is a “Political Ploy”

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Republican members of Congress offered a multi-faceted approach that addressed the current immigration crisis in a strong way, while making sure families stayed together.

H.R. 6136 – Border Security and Immigration Reform Actsponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) had the following elements:

  • Provides nearly $25 billion in funding to build a wall on the southern border
  • Contains provisions prohibiting the separation of children from confirmed parents or guardians when entering the U.S.
  • Ends the visa lottery
  • Limits chain migration
  • Ends the catch and release program
  • Creates a 6-year renewable legal status program for DACA recipients
  • Creates a merit-based visa program that prioritizes education, employment, military service, and English proficiency

U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX), who is a senior House Republican and chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means committee commented on the legislative action today and the lack of a response from the Democrats:

“I voted to stand with President Trump in his call to fully fund the border wall, end the visa lottery program and fairly resolve the DACA situation. Democrats had the opportunity today to put their money where their mouth is and vote to fix our broken immigration system, while keeping families together at the border. As predicted, Democrats showed their true colors and abandoned the Dreamers they claim to support, proving their rhetoric is nothing but a political ploy.”

 

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