Congressman Austin Scott Releases Statement on Immigration Legislation

| August 4, 2014

Rep.-Austin-ScottWASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) released the following statement after the House passage of immigration legislation H.R. 5272 and H.R. 5230.

“The House took an important step towards solving our current immigration crisis,” said Congressman Scott. “The President’s promises of amnesty created this crisis and his request for 3.7 billion was not a solution. I supported the immigration legislation today to ensure that we not only return these children to their homes in a quick and humane manner, but that we also make sure the President does not continue to make unilateral decisions with respect to immigration. The House came together today to secure our borders and to end funding for deferred action.”

H.R. 5272, To Prohibit certain actions with respect to deferred action for aliens not lawfully present in the United States, was introduced by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN-07) and prevents federal agencies from authorizing new work visas to illegal immigrants, expanding the number of illegal immigrants, or designating new classes of illegal immigrants from being eligible for deferred action regarding removal proceedings.

H.R. 5230, Making Supplemental Appropriations FY 2014, was introduced by Rep. Harold Rogers (KY-05) and provides $659 million directed at border security for necessary resources needed to address our immigration crisis through the end of the year. In addition, this bill amends the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Authorization Act of 2008 to allow for more humane procedures when screening and processing unaccompanied alien children who arrive at our borders from non-contiguous countries.

Source: Press Release

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