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Congressman Tom MacArthur

Representing the 3rd District of New Jersey

Congressman MacArthur Statement on Birthright Citizenship

October 30, 2018
Press Release

Toms River, New Jersey—Today Congressman Tom MacArthur released a statement following President Trump's comments regarding birthright citizenship:

“I didn’t agree with President Obama when he tried to change immigration law by Executive Order and I don’t agree with President Trump for the same reason. I do agree with President Trump that our immigration system is broken and Congress must come together to pass comprehensive immigration reform. We must find a compassionate solution to fix the DACA program, without letting anyone jump the line, and I urged Speaker Ryan to do just that by bringing a bill to the House floor. Earlier this year, I voted for legislation that enhances border security measures, creates a merit-based immigration system, protects DACA youth from being deported, and ends the practice of family separation at the border. Congress - both Republicans and Democrats - must address these issues immediately.  It is our Constitutional duty.”