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DesJarlais Statement on Senate Immigration Bill


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (TN-04) released the following statement on the immigration bill that was approved by the United States Senate:

"The Senate immigration proposal is the ObamaCare of immigration: A broad, comprehensive bill fraught with unintended consequences and unexpected results. I will fight to make sure this bill never reaches the floor of the United States House of Representatives.

"Providing a pathway to citizenship before securing the border is putting the cart before the horse. Before overhauling our nation's immigration system, we should first ensure we are enforcing the laws that are already on the books. The United States has always had a generous legal immigration policy, but we simply cannot grant amnesty to those who choose to break the law."

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