Burgess Statement on Immigration Deal
Today, U.S. Representative Michael C. Burgess, M.D. made the following statement:
"I find it earth shattering that the Senate would design legislation, behind closed doors, without input, and then plan to force it through both Houses of Congress.
"This issue is of critical importance to all Americans, and certainly, to my constituents in North Texas. Yet, Members of both parties are still waiting for the bill to be introduced so we can actually read the language of the bill.
"If the rumors are true, I will not support the bill. I do not believe in amnesty. Citizenship in this country means something, and we should not diminish its integrity by allowing those who have knowingly broken U.S. law to become citizens.
"Border security has been and remains today my preference to address illegal immigration, and I will not waiver in that conviction."