Griffith Statement on “Goodlatte Bill” to Reform Immigration

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement today after voting to support the Securing America’s Future Act, H.R. 4760, also known as the “Goodlatte 1 bill:”

“I voted today in favor of the Securing America’s Future Act, also known as the ‘Goodlatte 1 bill,’ which did not pass the House. It would have authorized money for border security, ended the visa lottery program, cut funds for sanctuary cities, and mandated E-Verify to ensure a legal workforce. The bill also would have protected Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients. Today’s results are disappointing, as the House had a chance to strengthen border security, reform legal immigration, protect DACA recipients, and amend the laws to allow for immigration enforcement while respecting families.

“I look forward to working on solutions for these issues and voting on additional bills in the coming days.”