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Cornyn to Cosponsor Bill with Permanent DACA Solution, Increased Border Security

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‘What I'm interested in is solving the problem, and that means not only a proposal that can get 60 votes, but one that can pass the House and be signed into law by President Trump. That’s simply critical.’

‘It would offer 1.8 million eligible young people a pathway to citizenship, far more than President Obama ever offered, and it provides a real opportunity for us to keep our commitments when it comes to border security, utilizing more boots on the ground, better technology, and additional infrastructure.’

‘More than 124,000 young people in my state hope we can rise to the occasion, and, indeed, all 28 million of them hope that we can work together in a bipartisan fashion.’

WASHINGTON –Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the start of debate on immigration legislation and his support of the Secure and Succeed Act. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video of his remarks can be foundhere

“This evening, we'll take up a vote on a vehicle to which members can offer their ideas on how best to solve this problem. It will be a process that's fair to all sides.”

“What I'm interested in is solving the problem, and that means not only a proposal that can get 60 votes, but one that can pass the House and be signed into law by President Trump. That’s simply critical.”

“Led by Chairman Grassley of the Senate Judiciary Committee, a group of members from this side of the aisle will put forth a comprehensive proposal, including the presiding officer, that centers around the four pillars the President has said he would like to see addressed.”

“It would offer 1.8 million eligible young people a pathway to citizenship, far more than President Obama ever offered, and it provides a real opportunity for us to keep our commitments when it comes to border security, utilizing more boots on the ground, better technology, and additional infrastructure.

“It reallocates visas from the diversity lottery system in a way that’s fair, and it continues the existing family-based immigration categories until the current backlog is cleared and changes to more of a merit-based system. I'm proud to cosponsor this commonsense solution.”

“More than 124,000 young people in my state hope we can rise to the occasion, and, indeed, all 28 million of them hope that we can work together in a bipartisan fashion.”

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