Smith: Immigration bill means more amnesty and less enforcement
WASHINGTON – Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) today opposed the “compromise” Border Security and Immigration Reform Act. The bill was defeated by a vote of 121-301.
Rep. Smith: “This bill means more amnesty and less enforcement. It gives amnesty to millions and will lead to the widespread use of fraudulent documents to obtain amnesty. The bill also allows millions of illegal immigrants to stop their deportation simply by claiming they are eligible for amnesty.
“And there is no guarantee that any border structure will be built. It’s amnesty today and border security sometime in the future, if then.
“The bill also omits workforce verification, which is the most effective tool to fight illegal immigration and save jobs for American workers.”