Lowey Votes Against “Compromise” Immigration Bill
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17/Rockland-Westchester), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement today after voting against the “compromise" immigration bill, which failed, 301-121:
“A ‘compromise’ bill that fails by such an embarrassingly large margin is hardly a compromise.
“After their previous anti-immigrant bill failed last week, House Republicans should have rejected the Administration’s toxic agenda and policies, and engaged with Democrats on real, comprehensive immigration reform. Instead, the majority doubled down on their cruel policies of holding Dreamers hostage for the president’s border wall, while leaving many behind altogether; cutting legal immigration and eliminating legal family immigration; and doing nothing to solve the issue of family separation or to permit the indefinite detention of immigrant children.
“I hope that moving forward enough pressure can be brought to bear on House Republicans to end this anti-immigrant crusade and enact immigration reform that upholds our national character.”