Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), who is currently also a candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia, introduced a resolution on Monday that calls for “No Amnesty” for illegal aliens in America.
House Resolution 326 would keep Congress from granting citizenship or any legalized status to those who entered the United States, or stayed in the United States, illegally.
“We all saw what happened in 1986 when immigration reform was passed that granted amnesty to nearly 2.7 million illegal immigrants in the United States,” Broun said in a statement.
While increased border security and employment enforcement were promised nearly 30 years ago, there has been no effect of lowering the amount of illegal immigrants in the workforce, and major discrepancies continue to persist at our borders. Bottom-line, amnesty didn’t work in 1986 and it won’t work now. Today, the number of illegal immigrants currently residing in the United States has ballooned; increasing to over 11.5 million. Until we are under an Administration that will begin to enforce our current laws and work to secure our borders, then we will continue to see more of the same broken promises and exponential growth of illegal aliens if amnesty is once again granted.
Broun said the resolution would stop future illegal immigration and prevent the “outrageous growth of spending that will occur if amnesty became law.” Broun emphasized the fiscal consequences of amnesty.
“In our nation’s current state of fiscal emergency, we simply cannot afford to take on the extra costs of legalizing 11.5 million illegal immigrants, which would create a new wave of spending under entitlement programs, and burden taxpayers with a slew of unnecessary costs,” Broun said. “Instead we must work to secure our borders and enforce our laws on the books before we begin any conversation on amnesty.”