CHADDS FORD, Pa.– June 21, 2018 —Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are still hard-at-work crafting an immigration compromise that can appease the spectrum of views in the party.
The main points of contention surround the status of Obama-era DACA recipients; the construction of a border wall, one of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign promises; and the implementation of further restrictions on legal immigration.
In regards to House Republicans reaching a compromise on this topic, Greg McCauley, Candidate for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District, said the following:
“I encourage Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives to work swiftly toward a compromise on this topic. I have a resolution I believe could gain bipartisan support. We need to emphasize compassion for undocumented immigrants while prioritizing the domestic economy and community safety.
“We should develop a program to issue renewable work visas to those who have been living in the shadows undocumented. They can become taxpayers and share the burden for social welfare programs, public education facilities and infrastructure they have already been utilizing.
“It is important to note this is not a path to amnesty or citizenship.
“Simultaneously our borders must be entirely secured! Homeland Security should receive whatever resources necessary to keep out dangerous drugs, including opioids, that flow into the country illegally through porous borders; porous borders are also a factor in the human trafficking epidemic and a terror risk.
“In the long run, it is in our best interest to move toward a merit-based system that evaluates fit between an applicant’s skills and our economy’s needs. Anyone should be encouraged to apply for US citizenship, from any part of the world, for these merit-based openings.