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Carter Votes to Secure Border, Calls for Vote on Permanent Family Separation Solution

Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) voted today to secure our nation's border and improve our national security. 

The Securing America's Future Act, which failed to pass the House today, supports President Trump's border wall, closes dangerous loopholes, requires the mandatory use of E-Verify and halts sanctuary cities. Additionally, the legislation ends chain migration and the visa lottery system while transitioning to a skill based system. 

"I am deeply disappointed that this legislation failed today," said Carter. "Our immigration system is broken and Congress must act. This bill supports President Trump's commitment to secure our border while making important positive reforms to legal immigration. I strongly urge my colleagues to come together to implement these critical reforms for our national security."

Carter also called for Congressional action to keep families apprehended at the border together during detention. 

"I thank President Trump for his action yesterday to keep families together at the border," said Carter. "This issue is not new, but now is the time to end it once and for all. I do not want to see families split even temporarily. Failure of the Securing America's Future Act today is further proof that immigration is a complicated issue. We must move forward with securing our borders, but I call on my colleagues to address this situation in a separate, clean bill immediately."