Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) issued a statement following the House immigration vote. Congresswoman Stefanik voted in support of this compromise legislation today to address DACA, border security and the separation of families at our border. She is very disappointed that the vote failed because a small group of Republicans partnered with Democrats to take down the bill. Additionally, Congresswoman Stefanik was one of the earliest signers of the discharge petition to force Congress to act on immigration. She will continue to work with her colleagues to lead the effort to fix our broken immigration system.

"The House should move to immediately pass standalone legislation that would end the separation of families at the border, as well as reunite children who have already been separated,” said Congresswoman Stefanik.

Congresswoman Stefanik is a cosponsor of the Family Reunification Act -- legislation to reunite children who were separated from their parents along the southern border.