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

Jun 27, 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 after passage of the Senate-amended version of the Border Supplemental:

Jun 26, 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 after the vote on H.R. 3401, the House Democrats’ border supplemental bill:

Jun 26, 2019 Op-Eds

Our immigration system is in desperate need of reform. As a Congressman from Texas, the most recent House Homeland Security Committee Chairman, and former a federal prosecutor, I have seen firsthand, after many visits to the southern border, how dire the situation has become.

In May, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) apprehended nearly 150,000 individuals attempting to cross our southern border illegally. The Secretaries of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have pleaded with Congress to act.

Jun 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael T. McCaul (TX-10), the Lead Republican on the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Chairman Emeritus on the House Homeland Security Committee (TX-10), issued the following statement on H.R. 6.

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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