Walker: "It Is Possible to Be Compassionate and Just, While Adhering to the Rule of Law and Securing Our Border"
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) released the following statement after the House failed to pass H.R. 4760, the Securing America's Future Act of 2018 in a 193-231 vote:
"I co-sponsored this legislation because I believe it would go a long way to solve decades of unfair and unlawful actions that have plagued our immigration system, while prioritizing the safety of North Carolina families. It was disheartening to see not a single Democrat vote to give peace of mind to DACA recipients, while implementing national E-Verify, strengthening our border, defunding dangerous sanctuary cities, preventing family separations under Department of Homeland Security custody and moving to a merit-based immigration system – all measures supported by a majority of the American people. It is possible to be compassionate and just, while adhering to the rule of law and securing our border to prevent unlawful human trafficking, drug smuggling and foreign threats."
The Securing America's Future Act enhances enforcement of existing immigration law, includes important reforms to our legal immigration programs, secures the border, and provides a legislative solution for the current beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Walker is a co-sponsor of this legislation.
In January, Walker led the Republican Study Committee in calling on a vote for the legislation in a joint statement calling it "the framework to strengthen border security, increase interior enforcement and resolve the DACA situation."
You can read the full text of the legislation here.