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Congressman Andy Biggs’ Statement on Reported Immigration Deal

September 14, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Biggs released the following statement on the reported immigration deal between President Trump and Congressional Democrats:

"The American people are tired of broken immigration promises. Before any reform occurs to our immigration system, the wall must be built to keep our promise, restore trust, and secure our borders. Nothing short of a physical wall will suffice.

"I also disagree that the focus of our efforts should be on creating yet another amnesty program. It would be a mistake to repeat the past, with mere promises of actions to be taken in the future. Instead, Congress should prioritize full enforcement of our immigration laws, eliminating incentives that drive illegal immigration, and fully funding a physical border wall.

"However, to make the wall or any other positive reforms a reality, the Senate must eliminate its 60-vote filibuster rule. We will not be able to uphold our promises, such as the wall, Obamacare repeal, and tax reform, without repealing this rule, and I implore Senate leaders to do what is right for the country. We should not preserve an extraneous Senate tradition in place of important, positive legislative policy that benefits Americans."

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Congressman Andy Biggs is a first-term Representative from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Sun Lakes, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology committees, and is the chairman of the Environment Subcommittee. He lives with his wife Cindy in Gilbert.