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.
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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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
By: Chairman Michael McCaul, Chairman Bob Goodlatte,
Rep. Martha McSally, and Rep. Raul Labrador
Wall Street Journal
January 9, 2018
Washington, D.C. – House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following statement on teh verdict of Kate Steinle's murder case. .
Washington, D.C. - Today the House Homeland Security Committee passed H.R. 3548, the Border Security For America Act, by a vote of 18-12. Introduced by Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), and with 70 cosponsors, the landmark legislation will better protect our homeland by strengthening the security of our borders and ports of entry.