Congressman Allen’s Statement on Failure to Pass the Securing America’s Future Act

U.S. Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-Ga-12) issued the following statement today after the House of Representatives failed to pass H.R. 4760, the Securing America’s Future Act, which would enact meaningful reforms to our nation’s immigration policies.

“Simply put, I believe our nation’s immigration system is broken, and the failure of today’s vote to fund the wall, end chain migration, support merit-based immigration and reform our agricultural worker visa program is beyond disappointing. Moving forward, we must come together on legislation that protects the four pillars President Trump outlined in his immigration plan to fix our broken immigration system and enact meaningful solutions that work for our nation,” said Congressman Allen.

“Additionally, I’d like to thank President Trump for his leadership in signing an executive order to end the separation of families at the border. It is imperative that Congress votes to enact a permanent legislative fix as soon as possible.”

President Trump’s four pillar immigration plan, which was included in H.R. 4760, is as follows:

  • The first pillar would provide a fix for Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) who were brought here by their parents at a young age. Those who meet certain education or work requirements and show good moral character will be able to pursue the process already in place for those wanting to immigrate to America.
  • The second pillar would fully secure the border by building a wall on the Southern border. It would also close the loopholes that criminals take advantage of to enter the country and ends “catch and release.”
  • The third pillar simply ends the visa lottery system – a program that hands out green cards with no regard for merit or employment.
  • The fourth pillar would end chain migration.

H.R. 4760 failed to pass in the House of Representatives by a vote of 193-231.


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