Statement on Democrats’ Unserious Border Legislation

June 25, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC - Following the vote on HR 3401, the Democrats’ border supplemental bill, Congressman Bob Gibbs released the following statement:

“The Democrats’ proposal on border security is not just insufficient, it is dangerous. At a time when more immigration judges are needed to relieve the pressure of several hundreds of thousands of people apprehended crossing the border illegally, House Democrats’ plan doesn’t even include funding to hire 30 more judges. Nancy Pelosi’s solution is to play politics with humanitarian aid, to make the crisis worse by preventing ICE and CBP from doing their jobs. House Democrats’ refusal to take up the bipartisan Senate bill, which doesn’t handcuff ICE and CBP, demonstrates they view illegal immigration as a campaign issue rather than a matter national security and humanitarian necessity.”