(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) issued the following statement regarding the announcement by Department of Homeland Security to defer action on deporting young undocumented immigrants.
“The United States is a proud nation of immigrants and there is no question we need to reform the immigration process. Our immigration system is bogged down in bureaucracy that is intimidating, confusing, and slow. Almost every day, my office helps someone who has been frustrated by the bureaucratic slog of our immigration system. However, the President has had three years to work with Congress to reform the immigration system and help undocumented children. Unilateral action by the Administration will not provide a long-term solution to this very serious issue. Democrats and Republicans need to come together to solve this problem. Temporary actions will only fuel uncertainty for these children and their families,” said Senator Dean Heller.