Price: "Our first and Foremost Priority is Securing Our Nations Borders and Enforcing the Rule of Law."
Rep. Tom Price (GA-06-R) issued the following statement after the Democrat Senate passed a motion to proceed with debate on the immigration compromise legislation (S. 1639).
"Many Americans are guarded and suspicious of the action taken by the Democrat Senate yesterday," said Price, "and I join with them in expressing our reasonable concerns. We have little faith in a government that has promised border security in the past, coupled it with a path to citizenship, and then only enacted the latter half. We should not go down the same path again.
"Comprehensive reform can only occur if we proceed in an orderly and sequential fashion where certain parameters and benchmarks of success are met before moving forward. Logically, border security must come first. It is the cornerstone of any realistic reform. Once we establish security at the border and actually stop the leak in our boat, then we can move forward with a plan to address the consequences caused by years of inaction.
"Thankfully, border security is not only imperative to earn back the trust of the American people; it is the common thread that is present throughout all immigration reform proposals. Before we take on the momentous challenge of working out our differences, let's build on something upon which we can all agree: border security and border control."