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REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS: AMNESTY BILL FAILS TO ADDRESS BORDER SECURITY, ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, FUELS CURRENT CRISIS

Jun 10, 2019
Press Release

REP. SCOTT DESJARLAIS: AMNESTY BILL FAILS TO ADDRESS BORDER SECURITY, ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, FUELS CURRENT CRISIS

WASHINGTON, D.C. –   Legislation granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens passed the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives today. Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D., voted against the bill, the American Dream and Promise Act, releasing the following the statement:

“Already this week, the House passed a disaster aid bill without a single dime to alleviate the disaster at the border. Today, Nancy Pelosi and her caucus passed a bill providing amnesty and a path to citizenship, as well as Medicaid, food stamps, and other welfare benefits, to millions of illegal aliens, but no resources to prevent more than a hundred thousand from crossing the southern border every month. It would encourage legal aliens to break the law, to receive the same preferential treatment, and reward repeat criminals, including gang members.   

“Bad laws like this are fueling the border crisis, reaching far into the U.S. Fortunately, despite misleading media coverage, Americans are beginning to understand the problem and effective solutions. We need to build a wall and end legal loopholes drawing enormous migrant caravans. Open borders are destructive.”

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