U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, held a news conference Monday on the subject of immigration reform.
Carter spoke to members of the media at the Central Texas Council of Governments building in Belton after a meeting with representatives from area businesses and leaders of local evangelical churches. Both groups, Carter said, had questions about legislative efforts to reform the country’s immigration system.
“We have some problems to work out in this area,” said Carter, who serves as the chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee. “We’ve been talking about possible solutions.”
Carter’s appearance in Belton comes after members of the U.S. Senate passed an immigration reform bill in July.
Speaking Wednesday, Carter said he believed the Senate bill would not pass in the House, and mentioned his work with a bipartisan group of members to create their own immigration reform legislation.
Carter said the group set out to create comprehensive immigration legislation that addresses multiple areas of the issue.
Great. And once the House passes its bill and the legislation goes to conference – amnesty is passed.
Nice work, Republicans.