Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) Calls on the President to Enforce Current Immigration Laws and Forgo Building Further Divisions

Jan 29, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) issues the following statement calling on the President to enforce current immigration laws and to forgo building further divisions:

“While I believe in strong border security, I am against building a wall along our Southern border or any of our borders. Instead, we should strictly enforce the current immigration laws on the books and better protect our borders,” states Representative Sewell.

“We are a proud country of immigrants that is strengthened by our diversity. Wasting billions of taxpayer dollars on a border wall and punishing cities that do not want their local police forces serving as the President’s deportation force does nothing to fix our immigration system or keep Americans safe.

“We are a country of laws and immigrants, not walls and division. The President would be wise to work on strengthening our nation’s diplomacy instead of alienating foreign nations and allies. To be sure, we need comprehensive immigration reform, but, the President’s current plan is unworkable and will cost us billions of dollars that could be better spent rebuilding our country.”