Congresswoman Mia Love joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to introduce legislation addressing ongoing issues relating to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and border security.
The bill, sponsored by Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX), is known as the Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act. It is intended to establish a strong foundation on which to build compromise legislation that can ultimately pass through both chambers of Congress and on to the President’s desk.
“I’m proud of the work we’ve done on this important cause,” stated Rep. Love. “The USA Act represents a strong bipartisan compromise that would provide a lasting fix for DACA recipients as well as enhanced border security.”
Rep. Love continued: “Congress has kicked the can to the end of the road, and the American people want action. This is the right way forward, and I hope to see it used as the starting point as a final product begins to take form in the coming days.”
While deliberately narrow in its scope, the USA Act aims to address most of the President’s priorities. Specifically, the bill would improve situational awareness and control at the border, reduce immigration backlogs, address the root causes of unlawful immigration, and provide a permanent solution for DACA recipients.