U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), has introduced, with a group of Republicans in coordination with House leadership, a compromise immigration bill to address family separation, a permanent solution for Dreamers, and border security.
Denham was Friday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.
“I have been working for years to get a permanent solution in place for our nation’s Dreamers and secure our borders. This bill accomplishes both and crucially addresses the separation of children from their parents on our border,” said Rep. Denham. “I am encouraged that we have been able to come together on a solution and encourage my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to join me in getting this bill passed.”
According to his press release, Rep. Denham has been instrumental in negotiating the bill with Speaker Ryan and his colleagues over the past several weeks and authored language in the final bill to provide a 100 percent fix for family separations to stop the separation of families under the Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy.
The Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018 provides a permanent solution for all 1.8 million Dreamers on Day One by providing a pathway to citizenship, guarantees funding for border security, fixes family separation policies, prioritizes the nuclear family, closes loopholes to prevent future flows of undocumented immigrants, and transitions to a merit focused immigration system.
The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard every weekday morning at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45 on AM 1450 and FM 102.7 KVML.