Armstrong Opposes Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants
WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) released the following statement on his votes yesterday against H.R. 6 and H.R. 1603, two bills that would provide a pathway to amnesty for more than 4.5 million illegal immigrants without securing our borders or providing amnesty reform.
“Granting illegal immigrants citizenship without securing our borders and providing amnesty reform is wrong for our country and wrong for North Dakota. We have to fix the problems that have led to this crisis of millions of illegal immigrants entering our country before we can effectively address the situation of those already here illegally. If we don’t, we will be right back where we started.
We need a reasonable, legal immigration policy, both for temporary work visas and permanent immigration. I am committed to working with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to secure our border and craft commonsense, legal immigration policy,” said Congressman Armstrong.
H.R. 6, The American Dream and Promise Act, grants a pathway to citizenship to around 3 million illegal immigrants, which is well beyond the 700,000 current Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Additionally, it contains no enforcement to address the current crisis on the southern border.
H.R. 1603, The Farm Workforce Modernization Act, would provide amnesty to more than 1.5 million illegal alien farmworkers.