Congressman Baird Votes No on Amnesty Bill
Washington, March 18, 2021
Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Baird (IN-04) voted no on H.R. 6 the American Dream and Promise Act.
“As our country faces a crisis along our southern border, a crisis that President Biden has created, it is unthinkable that Congress would grant amnesty and encourage millions of more migrants to illegally enter the country. President Biden and Congress should work together to resolve the crisis at the border by first securing our border. After the border is secured, and only after, can Congress then begin debate on comprehensive immigration reform,” Congressman Baird said.
The crisis at the southern border is getting worse with estimates predicting illegal border crossings reaching a 20-year high. There were over 100,000 illegal border crossings in February. There are reports of more than 13,000 unaccompanied migrant children currently in U.S. government custody. More concerning is the Customs and Border Protection agency informing congress that four people, whose names are listed on the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Database, were apprehended while trying to cross the border.
The House of Representatives passing H.R. 6 will only exacerbate this crisis and signal to others that it is okay to illegally cross our nation’s borders. The bill would do the following: