Abraham votes against latest immigration bill
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, today voted against an immigration bill that ultimately failed by a 121-300 vote.
Abraham issued the following statement in regards to his vote:
"My constituents have made it very clear to me that they do not want amnesty for illegal immigrants, and my vote today against the immigration bill reflected my commitment to them that I will never support amnesty. While the bill included some good things, it went too far in granting amnesty for about 2 million people who came into this country illegally," Dr. Abraham said.
Last week, Dr. Abraham voted in favor of the Goodlatte-McCaul immigration reform bill, but it did not garner enough votes for passage. Dr. Abraham is a cosponsor of that bill.
"I believe the House should focus on winning over enough votes to pass the original Goodlatte-McCaul bill that accomplished everything that we as conservatives want: building a border wall, cracking down on sanctuary cities, ending the visa lottery system, and stopping chain migration," Dr. Abraham said.