- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 15, 2016

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Congress isn’t waiting for President-elect Donald Trump’s swearing-in to move on the issue of immigration, saying the wheels are in motion on prepping legislation needed to build Mr. Trump’s pledged U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Mr. McCarthy said he has helped put a team in place “so when we’re sworn in … we are able to move the legislation needed to start building the wall.”

Mr. McCarthy also said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who said earlier this week that Chicago will always be a “sanctuary city” for illegal immigrants, should focus on the security of his city and the number of murders there.

“The murderers and others that are here illegally — they need to leave this country,” Mr. McCarthy said Tuesday on “Fox & Friends.”

“This is not new legislation that we have to move — this is just enacting current law into the process,” he said.

“The first thing we have to do is to secure our border,” he said. “Now, as we get into other parts of immigration reform, I’m sure there’ll be difference of opinion, but who in America today believes our current immigration system is actually working?”

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