The Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Fremont to stop their enforcement of illegal immigration within the city. Senator Ben Nelson says suits like this were expected.
“It is one of the challenges of trying to do this by making a pie one piece at a time. The unfortunate truth is we can’t get a comprehensive solution to this until we get our boarders adequately secured. In the interim, with cities and states trying to engage in self-help, unfortunately, this is what is going to happen.”
Senator Nelson continues to monitor what the federal government is doing about securing the border and recently met with border security commissioner.
“I’ve looked at their plans and the progress they have made and the progress they continue to make as the days go by here, it is my understanding that by the end of the year, they hope to have the border sufficiently secured.”
Senator Nelson says part of this solution needs to include ICE to allow lawful immigration to work.
“I’m going to continue to keep a fire burning under the Department of Homeland Security to see they continue to make the kind of progress in a timely manner because this is going to be a challenge of growing proportions as legislative sessions begin in the coming year across our country.”
Senator says in the meantime, there will be lawsuits and they will be expensive. He adds it is unfortunate that the federal government has let states down and he will continue to support every measure that deals with securing the border.