Putting Time Back on the Clock: Congress Funds Homeland Security for a Week

February 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tonight Congress passed a continuing resolution to fund the Department of Homeland Security for an additional week.

“Politics are winning, Americans are losing,” said Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum. “Congressional dysfunction has led to all of seven days of funding for the Department of Homeland Security.

Most Americans support the goals of executive action. Even more agree that Congress should spend its energy on broad immigration reform to replace our broken system—not on attacking the administration’s temporary steps.

“Today, in a strongly bipartisan vote, the Senate passed a bill that would fund DHS through the rest of the fiscal year. The House failed to do the same.

“Moving forward, both houses and both parties need to recognize that immigration is about real people, not politics. We need immigration laws that keep us secure, keep families together, strengthen our economy and reflect our changing communities.”