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Capito Opposes Senate Immigration "Closed Door Compromise"

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Location: Washington, DC

Capito Opposes Senate Immigration "Closed Door Compromise"

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today issued the following response to the Senate "compromise" on immigration:

"The 'closed door compromise' announced by the Senate smacks of rewarding the estimated 12 million people who are in this country illegally. No matter how you cut it, that's amnesty, and amnesty is not the answer to our illegal immigration crisis.

"Aside from granting amnesty, I have serious concerns about the scope of the guest worker program and the lack of emphasis that is put on increasing security at our borders. Flooding our country with millions of low-wage immigrant workers could hurt wages and put even more pressure on American workers. The pressure should be put on our borders - on those who every day are breaking our laws and sneaking into our country - not on American workers."

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