A Study in Contrasts: Senate Republicans Take a Starkly Different Approach from Their House Colleagues

Assistant Director of Communications

December 5, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Six Republican senators have introduced a sweeping immigration bill this afternoon that focuses mainly on enforcement and does not offer a permanent answer for Dreamers.

The bill contrasts with the message earlier today from 34 House Republicans to House Speaker Paul Ryan, urging a permanent legislative solution for recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by the end of the year.

“The House Republicans’ letter to Speaker Ryan advances the interests of American workers and their families. The senators’ bill does little to advance economic interests or risk-based security,” said Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum.

“Conservatives, not to mention Americans overall, want Congress to put forward thoughtful proposals and come to bipartisan agreements. House Republicans, at least, have demonstrated that they are listening.”