WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today joined 25 of his colleagues to introduce the Keep Families Together and Enforce the Law Act, which would keep families together while ensuring the integrity of our nation’s immigration laws. The legislation requires that children and their parents remain together during legal proceedings.
“While the issues surrounding our immigration system are complex, we can all agree that innocent children should be protected, and I am hopeful the administration will take executive action to halt the separation of families on our southern border,” said Corker. “Congress also must act and provide a longer term solution to the many challenges facing our nation’s immigration system. The Keep Families Together and Enforce the Law Act is an important step in the right direction.”
The legislation was led by Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) and originally cosponsored by Corker and Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
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