Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Sets the Record Straight about Democrats’ position on Border Security and the Migrant Caravan

Democrats continue fighting for Comprehensive Immigration Reform that Begins by Securing the Border

 “Washington Republicans have been in charge of the entire federal government for two years now, so it is ridiculous to see them blaming Democrats for what’s happening right now in Central America. Rather than passing comprehensive immigration reform when they held all the levers of government, Washington Republicans passed a tax law that ushered in a new era of trillion-dollar deficits. They could be spending this month offering solutions to our immigration challenges, instead Mitch McConnell is talking about leveraging the new debt he created to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

“We are a nation of laws and it is an outright lie for anyone to say Democrats want open borders. While Democrats have been fighting for comprehensive immigration reform, Washington Republicans have sat on their hands and refused to allow a vote. They don’t have a leg to stand on, so they are trying to deceive the American people about our position. Democrats are fully committed to securing the border, but we also believe in helping people who are fleeing gang violence, murder and rape. What we don’t believe in is locking children in cages as this Administration has already done. Rather than using this situation for political gain, Donald Trump should work with us to fix our broken immigration system.”