Fifth District Congressman Ralph Abraham recently voted against HR 6, the American Dream and Promise Act that could grant amnesty to as many as 4 million illegal immigrants.
The bill passed in the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives.
Abraham supports building a wall along the southern border, and he supported President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration that freed up funds to begin construction on the wall. In just the last month, Customs and Border Protection has apprehended an average of 4,500 people per day, while the number of people apprehended in just the first seven months of the fiscal year has already surpassed last year’s total.
HR 6 does nothing to curb illegal immigration, according to Abraham. It spends $34.6 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office, to implement its amnesty plan that could make between 2 to 4 million illegal immigrants eligible for legal status. It spends $0 on border security.