From United States Representative Claudia Tenney:
For Immediate Release
June 28, 2018
Tenney Statement on Failure of the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act
Washington D.C.– Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) issued the following statement in response to the failure of H.R.6136, the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act.
“Our broken immigration system is in desperate need of reform but this legislation fell short of that goal. This legislation does nothing to hold dangerous sanctuary cities responsible and missed a crucial opportunity to make necessary reforms to our agricultural labor programs,” said Congresswoman Claudia Tenney. “Last week, I voted in support of legislation offered by Chairman Goodlatte—the Securing America’s Future Act—that addressed our priorities and it was disappointing to see that effort fail. That legislation secured the border, offered legal status to DACA recipients and ended the policy of family separation. Going forward, I will continue to work with my colleagues to advance solutions to fix the failed immigration status quo.”
Rep. Tenney is a co-sponsor of the Protect Kids and Parents Act (H.R. 6195). This bill would end the separation of families seeking asylum in the United States and expedite the asylum process for individuals arriving in the United States with children. A Senate companion bill was introduced by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) last week.