WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Lee made the following statement with regard to the Statement of Principles on immigration reform released by the Group of Eight:
“Despite the often divisive rhetoric surrounding immigration reform, initial discussions have revealed much common ground between Republicans and Democrats. We all support enhanced border security, stronger visa enforcement, effective employment verification measures, and humane treatment of those lacking legal status. I believe the overwhelming majority of Congress could work together to enact significant and lasting reforms, particularly to strengthen border security and fix our legal immigration system.
“I remain greatly supportive of what the group aims to accomplish and will continue to work with my colleagues to solve many of the challenges this important issue presents. Although I am encouraged by the process and continue to support efforts to make real progr