Congressman Curbelo Statement on the Immigration Amendments to DHS Spending

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Washington, D.C., January 14, 2015 | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) released the following statement after the inclusion of controversial amendments to the House passage of H.R. 240, the FY 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations bill.

"I am troubled with the Administration's use of executive action on immigration and fully acknowledge the important Constitutional questions raised. However, it is my firm belief that  Congress should address the issue of overhauling our nation's immigration laws through separate bills, rather than attaching these amendments to the critical Homeland Security Appropriations bill.  These reform bills would supersede the President's executive orders. This Appropriations bill now shoves the Department of Homeland Security, and the brave men and women charged with our nation's security, into the middle of the immigration debate. This is unfair to them as they work to keep us safe."

"It's time for Congress to get serious about securing our borders, modernizing our visa system, promoting legal immigration, and finding an adequate solution for undocumented families. The President has repeatedly used the immigration issue to play political games. We should be better."

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