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Congressman Biggs' Statement on Potential DACA Reform in Spending Deal

November 27, 2017

GILBERT, ARIZONA – Congressman Biggs released the following statement on the potential inclusion of a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) deal in the end-of-year spending bill:

"As Congress approaches another government funding deadline, I am encouraged by Speaker Paul Ryan's comments that lawmakers are not planning to tie DACA reform to these negotiations. Congress should pass single-subject legislation, which maximizes the transparency of our votes to constituents. It would be a grave mistake to add DACA reform to the spending bill.

"Before we consider any immigration reform, we must secure our border and fully enforce all of our current immigration laws. We need to build the wall, increase the number of Border Patrol agents, and augment the technology along the border. The American people expect us to fulfill our commitments and we cannot shirk our responsibilities."

Congressman Andy Biggs is a first-term Representative from Arizona's Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, 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.