Rep. Black Signs on to Securing America’s Future Act
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) released the following statement after signing on to the Securing America’s Future Act (H.R. 4760), which ends chain migration and the visa lottery program, makes E-verify mandatory, authorizes border wall construction and withholds funding from sanctuary cities:
“With President Trump in the Oval Office, we have an opportunity to fix our broken immigration system and secure the border once and for all. Our current system makes our country less safe and fails to put the interests of the American people first. This is wrong and must be brought to an end,” said Congressman Black. “The primary responsibility of the federal government is to protect its citizens – our Constitution specifically grants Congress the power to do so – and the Securing America’s Future Act does just that. By building the border wall, strictly enforcing our laws and ending chain migration, we are securing our nation for future generations and putting the safety and prosperity of the American people first.”
H.R. 4760 calls for an additional 5,000 Border Patrol Agents and 5,000 Customs and Border Protection Officers along the border of the United States. It also ensures that gang members or individuals with criminal convictions are not eligible for legal status and enhances criminal penalties for deported criminals who illegally return.
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Congressman Black is the author of the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act (H.R. 400), ensuring that sanctuary cities incur penalties for willfully ignoring federal immigration laws. Under the bill’s provisions, if cities receiving grants are found to have sanctuary policies, they will be required to give back the funds. Penalties will be enhanced for deported felons returning to the United States and unlawful immigrants convicted of drunk driving, or arrested for serious crimes, are required to be detained during their removal proceedings. H.R. 400 is currently endorsed by the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, National Sheriffs’ Association, National Association of Police Organizations, International Union of Police Associations and the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).
Congressman Diane Black represents Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District. A nurse for more than 40 years, she serves as a member of the House Budget Committee and the Ways and Means Committee.