Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement on the immigration bill that was approved by the United States Senate today.
“The Senate amnesty bill is dead on arrival in the House of Representatives,” Blackburn said. “One of the great lessons we learned from Obamacare is that passing comprehensive reform packages creates more problems than they solve. The Senate bill is the wrong approach for America.
“I think Tennesseans want us to take up smaller bills that go through regular order and are focused on specific problems within our current immigration system. That’s what we are currently doing in the House. I do not believe in amnesty and if we are going to make any changes to our system we must start by securing our borders. Any other reform effort is meaningless if we don’t start with strengthening our border security.”