Jul 31 2014
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), a member of the Senate Border Security and Enforcement First Immigration Caucus, voted against giving President Obama a blank check for the border crisis.
“The President’s lawless policies and executive actions need to be stopped. This blank check will not solve the crisis at our border. It begins with enforcing our immigration laws and correcting the misrepresentations and misunderstandings of our laws that play a significant role in the recent influx of children crossing our southern border. I believe that these children here illegally need to be taken care of, but there needs to be a plan to return them to their home countries safely and as soon as possible,” Boozman said.
Boozman is a cosponsor of S. RES. 486, a Senate resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that President Obama should take immediate action through five concrete steps to resolve the situation and prevent future crises including providing states impacted by this surge of illegal immigrants with the resources they need to address this ongoing crisis and working with Mexican and Central American officials to improve security at the southern border of Mexico.
He also cosponsored S.2631, a bill that would prevent the use of taxpayer funds to expand Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and from continuing to lawlessly grant amnesty and work permits to new immigrants who enter the country illegally.