Alexander: Immigration Reform Must Secure Border, Fix Broken System

Posted on June 11, 2013

Says federal government has “constitutional responsibility” to enforce rules, create system to end de facto amnesty and grow economy

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“This was the first of many votes, and after examining this legislation and every amendment closely, I will be voting to secure our border, end de facto amnesty and create an effective immigration system that respects the rule of law.”– Lamar Alexander

 WASHINGTON, June 11 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s decision to begin debate on immigration reform:

“I voted to begin debate on immigration reform because it’s an opportunity to secure our border and fix a broken system. Millions here illegally have de facto amnesty. We are excluding scientists and workers who could help grow our economy. It is the constitutional responsibility of the president and Congress to write the rules for a legal immigration system and to enforce them. This was the first of many votes, and after examining this legislation and every amendment closely, I will be voting to secure our border, end de facto amnesty and create an effective immigration system that respects the rule of law.”

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