Congressman Lamborn Opposes Amnesty
Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States House of Representatives voted on two pieces of legislation that would provide mass amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants in the United States. This comes at a time when our Customs and Border Patrol agents and our immigration system are completely overwhelmed. Even more concerning, illegal immigrants are being released into America even after testing positive for COVID-19. The first bill, H.R. 6 would provide green cards and a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants, including violent gang members. The other legislation would expand the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Worker visa program and grant agriculture workers a special certified worker status allowing them to stay in the United States for five and a half years. In addition, this status can be renewed and individuals may apply for U.S. citizenship.
Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement:
“In the midst of an ongoing crisis at our Southern border, Democrats are pushing two mass amnesty bills in the House of Representatives. It is clear that this irresponsible legislation will only encourage more illegal immigration and worsen the crisis. I oppose amnesty. The Democrats' priorities are clear, they don’t want you to have a family barbeque, but they will allow COVID-19 positive migrants into the interior of our country. Joe Biden’s policies have directly led to this crisis, and Democrats in the House are only working to exacerbate it. Moving forward, we must immediately halt catch and release, resume construction of our Southern border wall, and reinstitute the remain in Mexico policy.”
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