Jan 30, 2014
WASHINGTON — Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) released the following statement after Speaker of the House John Boehner released a set of immigration principles.
“Speaker Boehner and House Republican Leadership recognize that immigration reform is a priority, not only for the party, but for our country. Strengthening our border security and properly enforcing those laws must be the first step towards a commonsense solution.
“Knowing that we have a legal system that doesn’t work for our economy, it is irresponsible that we continue to accept the status quo. Knowing that we have millions of undocumented immigrants hiding in the shadows, it is unacceptable that we continue to provide defacto amnesty. Knowing that we don’t have a system that lets us know when foreign visitors leave our country, it is essential that we implement an entry/exit system.
“I am working tirelessly with my colleagues to find a solution that strengthens our border, revitalizes the American economy, respects the rule of law, and brings families together. We have a historic opportunity to fix an immigration system that everyone recognizes is clearly broken.”