WASHINGTON – In advance of tomorrow’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, today on the floor U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed Democrats’ unserious legislation to legalize as many as 4.5 million illegal immigrants without addressing the ongoing immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video can be found here.
“This legislation stands zero chance of being passed by the Senate – zero. It combines some of the most radical proposals from the far left in one massive bill that fails to address the needs of our country. Rather than discuss the humanitarian crisis at the border, our Democratic colleagues have chosen to hold a hearing on a dead-on-arrival bill, and they know it.”
“Texas is home to about 100,000 DACA recipients who are vital parts of our communities. They’ve grown up with our kids, attended the same churches, shopped in the same grocery stores, and defended our freedoms in the United States Military.”
“That’s why I believe we should take action that gives these DACA recipients the certainty they deserve, and the only way to do that is through more legislation, not further executive actions, and I strongly support that legislative effort. However, massive partisan bills like the legislation the House passed this year is not the answer.”
“I support DACA recipients because they were brought here at a young age through no fault of their own. But the American Dream and Promise Act has completely abandoned this justification in favor of rewarding recent illegal entries with green cards, even adults who violated our immigration laws.”
“These young men and women deserve certainty and Congress cannot pass legislation to provide that certainty if our Democratic colleagues and the White House insist on attaching controversial policies or ignoring the current crisis at the border.”