08.22.17

Senator David Perdue Comments On President Trump’s Visit To Southern Border

“We now have a President who treats illegal immigration like the national security crisis that it is.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on President Trump’s visit to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in Yuma, Arizona:

“The American people elected President Trump because he shares our sense of urgency in securing our border to protect our country. After years of careless immigration policies and leaders who have turned a blind eye to the chaos at our southern border, it’s reassuring we now have a President who treats illegal immigration like the national security crisis that it is. In seven short months, the Trump Administration has already worked to advance Kate's Law, stop sanctuary cities from harboring illegal aliens, enforce existing deportation laws, decrease illegal border crossings, and tackle the problems at the root of our broken immigration system. Today’s visit is further proof of President Trump’s commitment to protecting all Americans.” 

Background:

Senator Perdue is working to secure our border and fix our broken immigration system. To do so, he has:

  • Introduced the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act to create a skills-based immigration system that will make America more competitive, raise wages for American workers, and better meet the needs of our economy.
  • Co-sponsored the Securing the Border and Protecting Our Communities Act to withhold federal transportation grant funds from cities that refuse to cooperate with the Department of Justice and reallocate funds towards the completion of the border wall project authorized in the Secure Fence Act of 2006.
  • Co-sponsored Kate’s Law to establish a 5-year mandatory minimum for those who unlawfully reenter the United States after being removed.
  • Supported President Trump's efforts to build a wall to secure the U.S. 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.