LATEST SENATOR KAINE
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined U.S. Tom Senator Carper and 22 of their colleagues to introduce legislation to rescind President Trump’s executive order to construct a border wall and ramp up deportations and detentions of undocumented immigrants.
The executive order, signed January 25, 2017, mandates the immediate planning and construction of a wall along the entirety of the U.S. southern border with Mexico, expands the controversial 287(g) program that allows state and local authorities to carry out federal immigration statutes, requires Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to hire 5,000 additional agents, and calls for increased removals and detentions of undocumented immigrants.
“President Trump’s budget released yesterday shows he's trying to take funding away from Virginia priorities and force American taxpayers to pick up the tab for a wall that won't make us safer,” said Kaine. “Congressional Republicans and Democrats should join together to rescind this executive order and do what the Senate did four years ago – pass comprehensive immigration reform to address these questions in an evidenced-based way.”
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