06.20.18

Senator David Perdue Authors Fix To Keep Families Together

Changes the law so families stay together & hires hundreds of immigration judges

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today joined his colleagues in introducing a solution to fix current law so families remain together while parents go through immigration proceedings.  

“President Trump wants to enforce the law and keep families together, and this bill does both,” said Senator Perdue. “Alternatively, what the Democrats have proposed would incentivize more people to come into our country illegally. Now is the time for cooperation from both sides in Congress, so we can successfully send a solution to the President’s desk.”

The Keep Families Together and Enforce the Law Act will:

  • Keeps families together while adults are prosecuted for illegally entering the United States
  • Increases the bed space in family residential facilities
  • Authorizes hiring of an additional 225 immigration judges to quickly process cases 

Senator Perdue has been working to fix our broken immigration system since he came to the U.S. Senate. He has introduced three targeted bills: the RAISE Act, SECURE Act, and Secure and Succeed Act. The last two bills would have helped to prevent the problems we’re seeing at the border.

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.