House Democrats Pass Massive Amnesty Bill for Illegal Aliens
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats passed H.R. 6, providing a massive amnesty for illegal aliens. Congressman Biggs voted against this legislation and issued the following statement:
“Our border is being overrun. Our nation is being invaded. Our Border Patrol agents are outnumbered. And yet Democrats just passed an amnesty bill to reward and incentivize the lawlessness besieging our country – without any measures to address the humanitarian and security emergency at the border.
“Democrats took a short break from their witch hunts against President Trump to ram this disastrous amnesty bill through the House. Democrats opposed every substantive amendment aimed at fixing true flaws in their legislation during committee consideration, then prevented any amendments from being offered on the floor. Both Democrats and Republicans should be furious with this form of consideration as it prevents Members from truly representing our constituents. As a border state Congressman, I have a duty to ensure legislation will not negatively impact Arizona communities, and I was prevented from doing that today.
“If enacted into law, this bill would permanently exacerbate the crisis at our southern border. This legislation legalizes millions of illegal aliens, incentivizes fraudulent applications, provides green cards to criminals and gang members, gives taxpayer-funded dollars for green card assistance, and adds tens of billions of dollars to our national debt. This is irresponsible governance. The American people should be outraged at the Democrats’ partisan maneuvers around the rule of law. I call on my colleagues to stop their attempts to reward illegal aliens with amnesty and access to taxpayer dollars. Let’s secure the border and address the humanitarian crisis first and foremost. Let’s protect the American people.”
Congressman Andy Biggs is a second-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. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.