Thu. Jun 1st, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representatives Lou Correa (CA-46), Ranking Member of the House Border Security Subcommittee, Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), and Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) issued the following statement on House Republicans’ anti-immigration proposal being considered during today’s Judiciary Committee markup:

“This legislation is not only morally bankrupt, but also economically misguided. It would additionally make it easier for migrant workers to be exploited as it takes away their ability to obtain work authorizations while retroactively detaining families, including adults with current work authorization. Moreover, it includes anti-union E-Verify provisions that give a free pass to employers and push the burden of verification onto unions and workers.

“Not only would this proposal reinstate disastrous Trump-era policies like family detention, banning asylum, and threatening DACA, it would also weaken our workforce, restrain our nation’s economic recovery and overall hinder our efforts to undo the damage from the previous administration. Our Republican colleagues are actively ignoring the economic needs of our country by making it more difficult for migrants to participate in our economy.

“This legislation should be universally rejected, and we condemn it in the strongest possible terms. We urge Republicans to begin legislating in good faith and consider immigration reform that is rooted in compassion and American economic prosperity—not in punitive measures that have consistently failed.”


Congressman Lou Correa is a longtime Orange County resident, with deep local roots. To this day, he lives only three miles from his childhood neighborhood in Anaheim. He is the son of working-class parents whose hard work gave him a chance at success, and has spent his career fighting to protect the American Dream, and ensure anyone can reach the middle class, just as he did. In 2016, Lou was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives to continue his work by representing the community he has spent the past 20 years serving, fighting to give everyone access to the same opportunity he had. Congressman Correa is committed to working across party lines to strengthen the middle class and give everyone a shot at the American Dream by investing in education, healthcare, and our fading infrastructure, and has introduced legislation to protect the legal rights of immigrants, care for veterans, and fight against the wasteful spending of taxpayer money.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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