Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart: We Must Address All Aspects of Our Broken Immigration System

Jan 8, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON ­­– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after the President addressed the nation this evening on the topic of border security.

“The United States has the responsibility to determine who and what goes through its borders. There are numerous issues that are problematic and remain unsolved. We must modernize our visa system so that American business owners have the power to lawfully hire employees for job vacancies that are hard to fill. Modernizing our visa system also allows us to better track who is traveling through our borders. We must find a solution to the more than 11 million undocumented individuals who are living in the shadows, and that solution must be reasonable and humane. Lastly, a bipartisan solution to immigration reform must bolster the economy and respect the rule of law of this great nation.

“Just tonight, I presented four amendments that would address the legal status of DREAMers and TPS beneficiaries, yet Speaker Pelosi was not willing to consider even one of them. I reiterate my commitment to working with any Member of Congress, Republican or Democrat, Representative or Senator, who wants to resolve this issue once and for all.”