House Republicans Reaffirm Support For Securing Border


House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO) released this statement earlier today after the Republican Conference voted in support of a resolution expressing its opposition to the immigration bill:

BLUNT: REPUBLICANS REAFFIRM SUPPORT FOR SECURING BORDER, REESTABLISHING RULE OF LAW

WASHINGTON – House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement this evening after the Republican Conference voted in support of a resolution expressing its opposition to the immigration bill currently being considered in the Senate:

“The American people have rightly demanded of their Congress an immigration bill that secures our border, reestablishes the rule of law, and doesn’t reward people for breaking it. The Senate immigration bill falls short of that standard, and Republicans in the House tonight were not ambiguous in asserting their opposition to it.

“But the business of securing our borders isn’t just an issue of law and order for House Republicans – it’s a matter of national security. Unfortunately, in looking for partners to work with across the aisle, Republicans have found a majority party convinced that less is more when it comes to border security – consistently voting to defer or delay the construction of hundreds of miles of security barriers along our southern border.

“As our colleagues continue to their deliberations in the Senate, Republicans in the House will continue to articulate a clear set of policy goals relating to immigration – the first of which is to secure the border and reestablish respect for the rule of law. It’s my hope that House Democrats will join us in advancing these objectives, notwithstanding the consistency of their record in opposing them.”

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