Congressman Biggs votes against attempt to grant amnesty to illegal aliens
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives failed to pass H.R. 6136, the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act. This bill was the second immigration package voted on in the House this month. Congressman Biggs voted against the bill and issued the following statement:
“Like last week’s amnesty legislation, H.R. 6136 fails to deliver on the promises we made to our constituents to first fund, build, and complete a border wall before reforming any other pieces of our broken immigration system.
“Instead of working on a large comprehensive immigration package behind closed doors and without regular order – we should break up the elements of the legislation, and pass each individually. Let’s put the border wall, e-verify, chain migration, increased Border Patrol agents, and other conservative proposals, into separate bills. Since I have come to Congress, I have yet to see an immigration bill that is consistent with the promises Republicans made while campaigning.”
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.