Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) issued the following statement after President Trump issued an executive order to stop the separation of families at our border:

“I am pleased that President Trump signed an Executive Order that takes important steps to stop family separations at our border, but ultimately this issue and many others need to be resolved through the legislative process,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “For too long, both parties have kicked the can on immigration reform and it’s time for Congress to finally act.”

Congresswoman Stefanik has previously announced her intention to support the compromise immigration bill that could be voted on this week and would address family separation, DACA and border security. She will also support standalone legislation that addresses the separation of children and parents at our borders.