Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) announced her support for the compromise immigration bill that would address DACA, border security and stop children from being separated from their parents at the border. This legislation could be voted on as soon as this week in the House.
"The situation of separated minors at our border is an appalling result of our country's broken immigration system," said Congresswoman Stefanik. "For too long Congress and both parties have kicked the can on substantive immigration reform. I am pleased to help lead the effort to bring Congressional action by crossing party lines signing the discharge petition that forced Congress to finally act on immigration.
"This compromise legislation will solve some of the immediate and pressing issues that our immigration system faces. This package would address immigrants who were protected under DACA, provide needed funding for border security, and end the separation of families at our border.
"I will support this compromise legislation and continue working to reform our immigration system."
Congresswoman Stefanik was one of the earliest signers of the discharge petition to force Congress to act on immigration. She previously announced that she will also support standalone legislation that addresses the separation of children and parents at our borders.