Congressman Michael McCaul

Representing the 10th District of Texas

Border Security

As Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, it is my duty to oversee the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and ensure that America’s borders are secure.

Over the last several years, Congress has provided billions of dollars to secure the borders, but without an end goal in mind, much of the spending has been done in an ad hoc fashion. To secure America’s borders, a national strategy and reliable metrics to ensure measure border security effectiveness are essential.

Earlier this year, I introduced the Securing America’s Future Act with Congressman Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. This bill will provide the Department of Homeland Security the tools necessary to achieve full operational control and situational awareness along our borders by providing for physical barriers including a wall in certain places, cutting-edge technology, and more boots on the ground. It also takes necessary steps to close dangerous immigration loopholes, end chain migration, eliminate the diversity visa program, and provide status to aliens brought to this country as children.

Congress has promised the American people border security for years. Now that we finally have a partner in the White House who has made this a top priority, it’s time to send a bill to President Trump’s desk and make good on our promise to deliver the security Americans have long demanded and deserve.

 

More on Border Security

Apr 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael T. McCaul (R-TX), the Lead Republican on the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Chairman Emeritus on the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement on Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s departure:

Feb 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael T. McCaul (R-TX), the Republican Leader of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Chairman Emeritus on the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement on the National Emergency Declaration:

Jan 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael T. McCaul (R-TX), the Republican Leader of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the former Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement on today's funding agreement:

Jan 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10), the Republican Leader of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the former Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement after President Trump announced his compromise plan to secure our border and reopen the government.

Jun 26, 2018 Press Release

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Apr 4, 2018 Press Release

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Jan 21, 2018 McCaul Column

For far too long, our immigration system has been in shambles. Our borders are weak and are current laws are not being enforced.  This has allowed drug smugglers, human traffickers, transnational gangs like MS-13, and terrorists to gain entry to our great state. As Texans, we have seen the results of these failed polices firsthand.

Jan 10, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), House Judiciary Committee Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Chairman Raúl Labrador (R-ID), and House Homeland Security Committee Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee Chairwoman Martha McSally (R-AZ) today introduced H.R.

Jan 10, 2018 Op-Eds

By: Chairman Michael McCaul, Chairman Bob Goodlatte,
Rep. Martha McSally, and Rep. Raul Labrador 
Wall Street Journal

January 9, 2018

Dec 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following statement on teh verdict of Kate Steinle's murder case. .