(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement in opposition to H.R. 6, the Democrats’ bill to grant mass amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, while doing nothing to improve border security.
Rep. LaMalfa said: “The Department of Homeland Security has told Congress it expects over 115,000 unaccompanied children to arrive in the United States this year alone, and legislation like this one is a major reason why. We must stop sending signals to the rest of the world that we will give temporary protection followed by a shortcut to citizenship to those who cross the border if they are a minor. We need an orderly, fair immigration system, that starts with complete control of the border. Our country has always worked to export the principles of freedom and opportunity to the rest of the world. The US cannot solve the rest of the worlds poverty and oppression by absorbing everyone who wishes to come here to have a better life. Many of us have a great deal of sympathy for those brought here through no choice of their own, but this bill isn’t a solution to the problems with our immigration system.”
The Democrats’ H.R. 6:
- Grants amnesty and a quick path to citizenship to “dreamers”, those in the DACA program, those in Temporary Protected status, those in Deferred Enforced Departure, and others.
- Permits the Secretary of DHS to allow illegal immigrants into the US who would otherwise be inadmissible because of communicable diseases, knowingly smuggling, and those who have illegally voted in the US.
- Lowers legal barriers for citizenship including removing consideration of violating state laws and having up to three misdemeanors
- Allows illegal aliens who have already been deported to receive green cards