Allred Statement on Trump Campaign Stop in Edinburg

Dallas, TX — Today, Congressman Colin Allred released the following statement on former President Donald Trump’s campaign stop in Edinburg: 

“Donald Trump’s and Ted Cruz’s divisive extremism is out of line with Texas values. With our border in crisis, Texas communities are sick of politicians using their hometowns as backdrops for Fox News photo-ops and political safaris instead of passing meaningful, bipartisan immigration reform. 

Texas cannot afford another six years of Ted Cruz’s political stunts. When I am in the Senate, I will work with colleagues from both sides of the aisle to pass bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform – and finally offer long-lasting solutions to fix our broken immigration system in a way that secures our border, reflects our values and meets the needs of our economy.”

Congressman Allred is proud to be a cosponsor of the Dignity Act, Rep. Veronica Escobar’s bipartisan, comprehensive immigration package. The Dignity Act would invest in bolstering border security and ports of entry; create a pathway to citizenship for folks who want to work hard, play by the rules and pay taxes; give peace of mind to Dreamers; reform our asylum system; implement mandatory E-Verify, ensuring businesses confirm the eligibility of workers; address our country’s visa backlog and raise visa caps; and reform America’s guest and worker visa programs.

Despite his many tweets, podcasts, and cable news interviews about the border crisis, Ted Cruz has voted several times this fall to defund Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the parent agency to Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). 

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