Bishop statement on immigration executive order

Following the signing of President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration, Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement:

“I am relieved to know that these family separation issues are being addressed. I stand ready to pass legislation that will enhance border security and give due respect to the family unit. Security and compassion are not mutually exclusive. These problems stemmed from legal uncertainly. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the ongoing effort to solve this problem the right way.”  

NOTE: Rep. Bishop has submitted language included in Rep. Goodlatte’s Securing America’s Future Act (H. R. 4760) and the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018 (H.R. 6136). The Bishop provision removes impediments to the Border Patrol as they defend our borders and execute certain search and rescue operations. These search and rescue operations often take place when immigrants find themselves stranded in desert borderlands without proper provisions like food and water.