WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today sponsored the Secure and Succeed Act, which provides legal certainty for undocumented children brought to the United States by their parents and prevents others from falling into the same legal limbo in the future. The proposal provides an opportunity for approximately 1.8 million DACA or DACA-eligible individuals to earn citizenship while strengthening our nation’s border security and enforcement measures to reduce illegal immigration.

“The immigration challenges facing our nation have been left unaddressed for far too long, and it is clear to me that the best opportunity for a result – for a bill to become law – is through the Secure and Succeed Act, which resolves the DACA issue and takes important steps to strengthen border security,” said Corker. “I appreciate the bill sponsors agreeing to work with us through a few jurisdictional issues and am glad to support this legislation. It is my hope that my colleagues will join me in moving to a debate so that members who wish to make improvements can do so through the amendment process.”

The Secure and Succeed Act is sponsored by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.).