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Congressman Mike Rogers on Immigration Reform

Mike Rogers x4Folks across East Alabama can’t flip through the television channels without hearing about Washington’s latest debate:  immigration reform.

Right now our country is home to millions of illegal immigrants.

Even though America is a land of immigrants, it’s also a land of laws. People across the world want the opportunity to pursue the American dream and have done so through legal immigration.

But having people break the law to enter our country illegally has become an out-of-control crisis. 

I truly believe no one should be rewarded for this bad behavior, nor be allowed to jump to the front of the line when others are trying to come to our country the right way.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has promised the Senate will vote on immigration reform by early July. 

The Senate bill boils down to nothing more than amnesty for those who’ve illegally come to our country, and I will not support it.

As of writing, Senator Reid has also decided his comprehensive immigration reform bill won’t include any real measures to further secure our porous borders.  That just doesn’t make sense.

Over the past four years, I believe President Obama has continued to undercut our immigration enforcement laws already on the books.

For example, John Morton, Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), led an effort to implement parts of the DREAM Act, a proposal that never passed Congress, and wasn’t truthful about releasing thousands of known criminal aliens from ICE lockups in February.

As a result, I called on him to resign in March.

It just so happens that Morton has announced he’ll resign in July. This provides an opportunity for the president to nominate another director.        

Recently, I wrote President Obama saying if he wants Congress to get serious about immigration reform, he should start by nominating someone who’s serious about enforcing our immigration laws.

I want to hear from you. Contact me on this or any issue and sign up for my e-Newsletter at mike-rogers.house.gov, like me on Facebook at Congressman Mike D. Rogers, follow me on Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram at RepMikeRogersAL and subscribe to my YouTube page at MikeRogersAL03.

 

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