UTAH AG ISSUES STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT’S EXECUTIVE ORDER ON IMMIGRATION

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes calls on Congress to act quickly to close loopholes.

This afternoon, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes issued the following statement in support of the President’s Executive Order Affording Congress An Opportunity to Address Family Separation:

“I applaud President Trump’s executive order stopping family separations at the border to allow Congress time to address the problem. No one wants to see children separated from their parents. It has been obvious for decades and under multiple administrations that our immigration system is flawed. Congress needs to close these loopholes immediately.

“I was born into a family with an immigrant father. I understand the immigration quandary from both a personal and legal perspective. My father stood up to a dictatorial regime and risked his life to escape his country, but ultimately achieved his U.S. citizenship legally. As the immigration debate continues and laws hopefully evolve, we must remember all of the true victims of today’s broken system and the consequences if Congress fails to fix the current U.S. immigration code.

“The current loopholes in today’s U.S. immigration laws not only hurt families, but also help fuel the human trafficking scourge. Again, I call on Congress to close the loopholes and get immigration right.”

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