Gianforte Votes to Secure Border, Fix Broken Immigration System
WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte voted for immigration reform measures that fix America’s broken immigration system.
“America’s borders have been too open for too long. Drug cartels, dangerous gangs, and human traffickers exploit our weak borders and bring crime to our communities,” Gianforte said.
“I regret the House did not pass the immigration reforms I voted for that would begin the process of securing the border, building the wall, fixing our broken immigration system, and ending the practice of separating children from their parents,” Gianforte said. “I appreciate President Trump’s support of the legislation, and will continue working to find a solution that secures the border, reforms the system, and keeps families together.”
Gianforte voted for the Securing America’s Future Act, H.R. 4760, and the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act, H.R. 6136. The legislation adheres to the four pillars President Trump and Gianforte identified as necessary for an immigration reform measure: secure the border, transition from a visa lottery system to a merit-based one, reform chain migration to favor nuclear families, and resolve the status of Dreamers.
The bills end the practice of separating children from their parents at the border.
The measures also provide approximately $25 billion for the physical barrier along the southern border of the United States.