Upton, GOP members unveil proposed immigration reforms
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined Rep. Maria Salazar (R-FL) and other Congressional Republicans to offer new solutions to reform our broken immigration system and address the crisis at our southern border. The effort aims to lead and convene a coalition to fix the issue of illegal immigration once and for all.
At a press conference at the U.S. Capitol, Upton, Salazar, and other Congressional Republicans laid out the major principles that serve as the foundation of their proposal, including: Border Security, Asylum Reform, Protection for Dreamers, and Practical Solutions for the Undocumented and Guest Workers. They emphasized the themes of Dignity and Redemption as a compassionate and reasonable approach to address this complex problem that has lingered for decades.
“America has long been the land of opportunity for millions of immigrants who have enriched our communities and contributed to our economy. But, for far too long, Congress has failed to offer a real solution to fix our clearly broken system,” said Upton. “It’s past time that we work together on a bipartisan framework that enforces our laws, supports our agricultural community and farm laborers, and lives up to the American dream. Our proposal does just that.”
“No political party holds a monopoly on compassion in our county,” said Congresswoman Salazar. “The principles in my plan will help bring Dignity and Redemption to our undocumented population as we work to secure our border. We have a crisis on our Southern border, children are being trafficked, and we must do everything possible to fix our immigration system once and for all.”