Representative Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement reemphasizing his strong support of immigrant communities:
"If true, the reported comments made by the President are disappointing and I urge him to reiterate his commitment to continuing America's legacy as a welcoming country for those seeking a better life and those willing to play by the rules. Our country has opened its arms to legal immigrants from around the world and we should never disparage anyone from any country. Illinois' 6th district has been a welcoming place for people from every nation, prioritizing missions and service to challenging regions across the globe to help make our world a better place. We must understand and appreciate that there are many people who wish for the opportunity to come to our country and live out the American Dream."