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Congressman Tom MacArthur

Representing the 3rd District of New Jersey

MacArthur Statement on Tragedy at Southern Border

June 17, 2018
Press Release

MacArthur Statement on Tragedy at Southern Border


Toms River, New Jersey – Congressman Tom MacArthur released the following statement addressing the tragedy at our southern border:

“This Father’s Day has been a little different for me. It is my first without my dad and also my first as a grandfather. My dad taught me in all his actions, that nothing is more important than showing love and instilling a sense of purpose and responsibility in our children. I am proud of my children and who they are growing up to be.

I am also very mindful today of the tragedy at our southern border. The separation of children from their fathers and mothers must stop immediately. I believe that we have finally reached a compromise solution in Congress that protects our borders, gives Dreamers a legal path forward without letting them jump the line, and stops the Administration from separating families.

I intend to vote yes and I am calling on both Republicans and Democrats to accept this compromise. It is long past time to fix our immigration system and this bill is a good start. The White House has made it clear that the President will sign this bill. We must pass it this week and the Senate must send it to him.”