02.15.18

Senator David Perdue: This Is A Reasonable Solution

“President Trump has repeatedly said that the Secure and Succeed Act is the only bill he will sign into law”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate about the Secure and Succeed Act, legislation he has co-sponsored 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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Solves Problem: “President Trump, while offering a generous solution for DACA recipients, has proposed a solution to our legal immigration system that will ensure we're not back here in just a few short years dealing with the same problem again.”

Only Option: “President Trump has repeatedly said that the Secure and Succeed Act is the only bill he will sign into law.”

Middle Ground: “This proposal follows the framework President Trump has laid out. It makes compromises on both sides of this issue. It deals with the DACA situation, secures the border, and fixes critical flaws in our immigration system that incentivize illegal immigration today, such as ending chain migration and the visa lottery.”

Bipartisan Support: “There's no reason other than politics for the Secure and Succeed Act to not have widespread, bipartisan support. Each part of the proposal has been supported by Democrats at various points over the last 30 years.”

Historic Opportunity: “I believe we have a historic opportunity right now to do something that people in this body have wanted to do for a long time, and that is to solve our legal immigration system in a fair way that will benefit every American. We have to deal with these issues in a responsible and fair way. Politicians have talked about this for far too long.” 

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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.