Senator Nelson Supports Open Borders and Catch-and-Release
In his typical career politician way, Senator Nelson is deflecting from his decades of failure on immigration reform by bragging about his decision to join his fellow democrats in support of Dianne Feinstein’s immigration bill.
Most Americans believe we need border security, but what Senator Nelson won’t tell you is that Feinstein’s radical plan is a partisan, liberal bill that would change current law, prevent law enforcement from prosecuting criminals and lead to an open border policy by implementing “catch and release” policies.
Governor Rick Scott said, “After nearly half a century in office, Senator Nelson has had plenty of opportunities to help fix our country’s broken immigration system. Our immigration system is an absolute mess because of the decades of inaction by the federal government – and we need action from Congress, not another empty speech from the Senate floor. Now, he has thrown his support behind a partisan, liberal bill that would change current law, prevent law enforcement from prosecuting criminals and lead to an open border policy. Floridians expect real solutions to this long-standing federal issue, not hastily drafted ‘catch and release’ legislation and partisan press conferences. Legal immigration makes our country stronger, illegal immigration makes our country weaker – something Senator Nelson does not understand. While I will continue to offer state resources to the federal government to help quickly reunite children with their families, it’s long past time for Senator Nelson to explain why he has failed to address our broken immigration system, and why he thinks supporting legislation that would lead to an open border is the best path forward.”