Mike Lee Opposes "Gang of Eight" Amnesty Plan
U.S. Senator Mike Lee
(R-UT) explained today why he opposes the amnesty plan embodied in the statement of principles announced today by the "Gang of Eight".
"These guidelines contemplate a policy that will grant special benefits to illegal immigrants based on their unlawful presence in the country. Reforms to our complex and dysfunctional immigration system should not in any way favor those who came here illegally over the millions of applicants who seek to come here lawfully.
Mike Lee Immigration
"Additionally, the framework carves out a special exception for agricultural workers that has little justification. Maintaining the safety of America's food supply is an important goal, but it is unclear why immigrants in this sector should achieve special status over skilled workers in industries equally important to the American economy."