‘If we only seek to restrict legal pathways into this country, then the few that remain available will always be overwhelmed’
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper released the following statement on the National Security Supplemental that Republicans blocked from passing and which contained a border security bill:
“The Republicans played politics by sinking yesterday’s border bill. While that is devastating for the Southern Border crisis, it misses a more important point.
“Unless Congress tackles comprehensive immigration reform, we’re just kicking the can down the road. If we only seek to restrict legal pathways into this country, then the few that remain available will always be overwhelmed. We need an immigration system that isn’t so dysfunctional that families have to risk their lives with cartels and desert crossings to seek a better life.
“Ignoring comprehensive immigration reform also ignores what America’s workforce needs. What we need is a legal pathway for DREAMers, TPS recipients, and essential workers. We need a stable, legal, and fair workforce or else our economy will collapse without immigrant labor.”