Friday, June 28, 2013

Real Immigration Reform

Congressman J. Randy Forbes

Yesterday, the United States Senate passed a bill which effectively rewards amnesty to 11 million illegal immigrants in this country, without properly securing our borders or enforcing the current rule of law. Put bluntly, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, is a step in the wrong direction toward reforming our broken immigration system.

Unlike the Senate, whose bill was born from eight individuals behind closed doors, the House is working under the watch of the American people on real solutions and real reform to our immigration crisis. My colleagues and I, in the House Judiciary Committee, have presented meaningful legislation that focuses on what must be our first priority – enforcement of the immigration laws we already have and securing the border. Instead of broad, stop-gap measures, like those offered in the Senate bill, we are submitting laser-focused, permanent solutions to the immigration debate. It has always been my belief that entry into this country is a privilege you earn, not a right, and the legislation I am working to pass will ensure that remains so.

Yours in service,


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