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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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.
Washington, D.C. - Securing our borders is first and foremost a national security issue. Today, Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) announced the House Homeland Security Committee will mark up the Border Security For America Act next week.
Texans know it is long past time to secure our borders. Failed policies of the past have allowed millions of illegal immigrants, traffickers, and violent criminals to gain access to our great state and ultimately the United States. This has left Americans – and Texans in particular – vulnerable to the types of tragedies that we have become increasingly familiar with, such as the murder of Kate Steinle, a young woman gunned down by an undocumented immigrant who illegally entered the U.S. on five separate occasions.
The top homeland security Republican in the House unveiled a border security bill Friday that would codify President Donald Trump's border wall, boost resources for Border Patrol and authorize the National Guard and Defense Department to provide support to those efforts.