Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis said, “On Tuesday, Representative Max Rose said he was “proud” to have joined with Nancy Pelosi, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Illhan Omar and others and vote for H.R. 6; a bill that will grant amnesty to an estimated 2.5 million undocumented immigrants.

“This legislation will cost American taxpayers a staggering $34.6 billion dollars without one cent being used for increased security or reforms to our broken immigration system. Even more shocking is the fact that it will enable gang members and those with multiple DUIs and firearms convictions to receive Green Cards and will prohibit the Secretary of Homeland Security from accessing state and federal gang databases to prevent it. The bill will also fast-track citizenship for illegal immigrants, over those who have legally applied in compliance with the law.

“Max Rose needs to explain to his constituents why it makes sense to grant amnesty to a population nearly the size of Chicago, America’s third largest city and yet it doesn’t make sense to secure our borders to stem the flow of the thousands of people who enter our country illegally every week.

“President Trump and Republicans in the House and Senate are willing to work with the Democrats for Immigration Reform and to protect the Dreamers. But, this has to be with common sense legislation that will be acceptable to both the House and Senate and not a piece of partisan legislation that was drafted merely to score political points without ever having a realistic chance of becoming law.”