McMorris Rodgers on Fox News: House immigration bills are step in right direction

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) joins Fox News America’s Newsroom on Fox News ahead of the House’s votes on two immigration reform bills. Our immigration system is failing the American people and prevents the best and brightest from coming to America legally. For the first time in decades, we are taking serious steps to fix our visa and immigration system while fully funding the President’s request to build the border wall.

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“Our goal is to fulfill the president’s promises, the four pillar solution, which is border security, addressing chain migration, ending the visa lottery program, and a DACA fix. That is what we’ve presented, and we’re working through it right now with the plan to vote today on both the Goodlatte bill as well as the four pillar bill that is being put forward.”

“It does not guarantee citizenship, but it provides for a merit-based visa that the DACA population could apply for. They could earn it. It is a way for them to get right with the law. They could get a legal, permanent status that would be renewed every six years, and then they can get in line like anyone else, eventually, to get citizenship.