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Rogers Backs Emergency Declaration to Secure the Border

February 15, 2019

Rogers Backs Emergency Declaration to Secure the Border

WASHINGTON House Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) today released a statement following President Trump s announcement that he is declaring a national emergency to secure the southwest border:

It’s the president’s job to keep America safe from threats to our nation. I stand by President Trump s decision to use his executive authority to secure our southwest border. An emergency declaration will give him the resources Democrats in Congress failed to provide to address the cartel activity, influx of drugs, and illegal immigration flows that have created a humanitarian and national security crisis at our border. I m disappointed that Democrats failed to take this crisis seriously, forcing the president to resort to these measures.

Background: Rogers voted against the government funding bill last night.


Contact: Nicole Hager