Senator David Perdue: Congress Has A Chance To Put Aside Partisanship

“There is no reason why reasonable people in Congress can’t get together and get behind this”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Tom Cotton (R-AK), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and James Lankford (R-OK) today introduced the Secure and Succeed Act, legislation that mirrors President Trump’s immigration framework which resolves DACA, strengthens border security, eliminates the visa lottery, and ends extended-family chain migration.

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Reasonable Approach: “What we have right now is a President who has reached out to the other side and put forth a very reasonable framework. There is no reason why reasonable people in Congress can’t get together and get behind this.”

Focusing The Scope: “Three times in the last 11 years alone, Congress has failed to solve the immigration problem for one reason. They tried to solve every facet of it at once. What we’re trying to do now is simply deal with one part of the immigration system: the legal immigration side.”

Real Opportunity: “We have a unique set of circumstances here that allow us to prevent the things that caused this to happen in the first place and that’s secure our borders, eliminate the linked chain migration, and end the visa lottery system.”

Set Aside Partisanship: “What we have right now is a chance for Congress to put aside partisanship and do something good for America. This isn’t just something that helps the DACA participants but also helps our economy and the future of our country for our kids and grandkids.”


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.