WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement on the immigration votes in the Senate today.
“I am bitterly disappointed by the failure of the Senate to pass legislation to protect the Dreamers. The president clearly does not want to find a legislative solution to this crisis he created in September when he put an expiration date on the backs of Dreamers. By embracing extreme proposals that would tear apart families, and by threatening to veto bipartisan legislation, the president – once again — has poisoned good-faith bipartisan negotiations and made it nearly impossible to find a viable, compromise solution. The American people strongly support protecting the Dreamers and oppose deporting them from the country they call their home. These are real children with real families whose lives are in jeopardy because of President Trump. Dreamers and those with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) do not deserve to live in uncertainty. This fight is not over. We will continue to fight for their legal protections.”