Kuster Urges Comprehensive, Bipartisan Immigration Reform
**Kuster also voted against the Republican majority’s plan to cut Customs and Border Patrol’s budget by $4 billion**
Washington, May 11, 2023
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), Chair of the New Democrat Coalition, voted against the Republican majority’s extreme immigration bill that wastes taxpayer dollars, threatens the well-being of our economy, and reinstates failed policies from the previous administration. A strong advocate for comprehensive, bipartisan immigration reform, Kuster urged Republicans to come to the table to discuss real solutions for the border, not political stunts that will only make the problem worse.
“We need comprehensive, bipartisan immigration reform to create a secure and humane immigration system,” said Rep. Kuster. “Republicans and Democrats need to come together to discuss real solutions to this crisis, like increasing technology at our ports of entry, strengthening our workforce, creating a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers, and holding cartels accountable. I am working to bridge the gap across the aisle and advance real progress for our country’s immigration system.”
The Republican majority’s extreme immigration bill would make the situation at the southern border worse by:
o This bill prevents victims of torture, human trafficking, and abuse, and unaccompanied minors from seeking asylum unless they arrive at a designated port of entry.