Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says U.S. immigration reform should secure borders, ensure predictability for employers and “provide a sensible means to deal with the immigrants who are county in the country without legal status.”
Wasden was among 36 attorneys general from 31 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands who signed a letter to bipartisan congressional leadership last week. The letter was organized by the National Association of Attorneys General and released this week by the Conference of Western Attorneys General.
“We support a law enforcement strategy that focuses on public safety, targets serious crime, safeguards witnesses and victims, and considers national security implications for porous borders,” wrote the group. “We further urge a reasonable and predictable regulator environment that considers the interests of, and the unintended consequences to businesses, workers and consumers.”
Western state signatories include the attorneys general of Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Utah and Wyoming. The top state lawyers in Montana and Nevada did not sign the letter.