McCaul Statement on House Passage of Legislation to Address Border Crisis

Aug 1, 2014 Issues: Border Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) released the following statement on the House passage of legislation to address the surge of unaccompanied children crossing the border, including a supplemental appropriations bill (H.R. 5230) and a bill to prevent the continuation or expansion of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program (H.R. 5272).

Chairman McCaul: “The bills passed by the House today are the best chance we have to stop this crisis in months, not years. Changing current law to ensure the swift and humane return of those who come to the United States illegally is the only way to stop the exploitation of these children and stem the flow. It is also vital that we address the immediate border security concerns created by this surge by providing additional funding and state reimbursement for the deployment of the National Guard to the border. I am pleased the House also passed a measure to end the enticement created by DACA, the Administration’s failed executive action which grants immigration benefits to individuals outside of the law, by preventing the President from using Federal funds or resources to continue or expand the program.”

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