Broun Introduces “No Amnesty” Resolution
U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) today released the following statement after introducing House Resolution 326,which states that any immigration reform adopted by Congress should not legalize, grant amnesty for, or confer any legal status condoning the unlawful entry or presence in the United States of any individual.
"We all saw what happened in 1986 when immigration reform was passed that granted amnesty to nearly 2.7 million illegal immigrants in the United States,” said Rep. Broun. “While increased border security and employment enforcement were promised nearly 30 years ago, there has been no effect of lowering the amount of illegal immigrants in the workforce, and major discrepancies continue to persist at our borders. Bottom-line, amnesty didn't work in 1986 and it won't work now. Today, the number of illegal immigrants currently residing in the United States has ballooned; increasing to over 11.5 million. Until we are under an Administration that will begin to enforce our current laws and work to secure our borders, then we will continue to see more of the same broken promises and exponential growth of illegal aliens if amnesty is once again granted.
“This resolution will not only stop future illegal immigration in our country, but it will also stop the outrageous growth of spending that will occur if amnesty became law. In our nation’s current state of fiscal emergency, we simply cannot afford to take on the extra costs of legalizing 11.5 million illegal immigrants, which would create a new wave of spending under entitlement programs, and burden taxpayers with a slew of unnecessary costs. Instead we must work to secure our borders and enforce our laws on the books before we begin any conversation on amnesty.”
Click here for a link to the full text of Dr. Broun’s House Resolution.