Lewis fights for immigration reform
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 6136, the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act, which failed to pass the House this afternoon.
“Even with a fix for separated families at the border; a more generous documented status for Dreamers, but not for the adults who brought them in; and a tough new plan for border security, today’s vote on the immigration bill failed to garner a majority. This is extremely unfortunate as it was the second time in two weeks a reform bill came to the floor only to be defeated by misplaced opposition.
“The opportunity for genuine immigration reform is a fleeting one, and it’s too bad we missed this opportunity to work with the Administration on a bill that I believe addressed most of the concerns that were being raised.”