Congressman Jerry Moran issued the following statement on reports that President Obama is planning to back immigration legislation this year that would provide amnesty to illegal immigrants.
"I am strongly opposed to any legislation that would create an amnesty program rewarding illegal immigration," Moran said. "Once again, the Obama Administration is proposing a disastrous idea that will further bankrupt the country. Amnesty legislation would just encourage more illegal immigration.
"The federal government has failed when it comes to immigration. Our immigration system is broken and in desperate need of being fixed. My first priority for any immigration reform legislation is to make sure our borders are secure. In addition to protecting the borders, we also must reform the bureaucracy to produce a fair and efficient immigration agency that encourages compliance with our laws so that those who wish to come to the United States legally are able to do so in an appropriate manner. A working immigration system would protect Americans from terrorists, criminals and drug dealers while letting law-abiding individuals legally come to the United States."