House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers released the following statement regarding the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act (H.R. 6136).
“The Border Security and Immigration Reform Act is consistent with President Trump’s four pillars: strengthen our borders, address chain migration, end the visa lottery program, and fix DACA. While I believe this was our best opportunity to fully fund the President’s border wall, stop families from being separated, and provide a long-term solution for DACA recipients, not a single Democrat came to the table. They prioritized open borders over achieving real reforms to secure the border and fix our broken immigration system.
“Regarding the pressing issue of children being separated from their parents at the border: it’s important that we find a permanent fix. That’s why the president called on Congress to act after he signed his executive order that directed the administration to keep families together. I will continue to work with the administration and our Members to develop a solution that addresses the problem in the most practical and appropriate manner, especially in light of yesterday’s court decision.”