After walking away from the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform talks, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, released two bills that seek to expand legal immigration and keep temporary workers on the job.
“Our immigrations system isn’t just one big problem; it presents dozens of challenges,” Lee, a Senate Judiciary Committee member, said in a statement. “The good news is that we have bipartisan support for how to fix many of the problems. I don’t believe we should delay progress in these areas just because we have differences in a few others.”
Lee withdrew from the Gang of Eight talks that Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., ultimately embraced. “The senator does not see how it’s possible, under this framework, to implement it in a way that doesn’t give incremental benefits to those [illegal immigrants] who are here,” spokesman Brian Phillips told The Washington Examiner today.
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