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Legislation Would Enhance Border Security and Help Modernize Immigration System
Arlington, VA – Today, The LIBRE Initiative and Americans for Prosperity applauded the introduction of the Dignity Act, legislation that would streamline, modernize, and improve our country’s immigration system.
The legislation was introduced by Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, a Republican from South Florida.
If enacted, the Dignity Act would enhance immigration enforcement and border security while reforming the asylum process and providing a practical solution to Dreamers, TPS recipients, and the undocumented community. Additionally, the legislation strengthens and revitalizes the American economy through market-based reforms for agricultural and guest workers.
This bill creates an opportunity for lawmakers, on both sides and chambers, to engage and work toward a bill that can get the necessary votes to become law.
Jorge Lima, senior vice president for policy for Americans for Prosperity, issued the following statement:
“It has been said again and again: America’s immigration laws have remained outdated and broken for far too long. The Dignity Act shows how far we can go toward fixing some of our country’s most urgent immigration needs. We urge lawmakers, on both sides, to take up the urgent task of improving security at the border, modernizing legal immigration, and addressing the undocumented population who are living in the shadows. We applaud Rep. Salazar for her leadership and call on her colleagues to join the discussion toward reform.
Daniel Garza, founder and president of The LIBRE Initiative, issued the following statement:
“The humanitarian crisis at the border along with years of a broken immigration system is untenable requiring bold and decisive action. We commend Rep. Salazar for her leadership on this issue and her commitment to address this crisis and so much of what’s wrong with our country’s outdated immigration system. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill, regardless of political party, should consider the merits of this bill and debate this topic in earnest for the good of all Americans – immigrant and non-immigrant alike.”
If enacted, The Dignity Act would provide:
Legal Immigration reforms
Earned pathway to legal status