|WASHINGTON – Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, led opposition to three Democratic amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would have exacerbated the border crisis and taken an already partisan NDAA even further to the left. The House rejected policies that would: prevent Department of Defense (DoD) facilities from being used to house unaccompanied migrant children by a vote of 198-223; prohibit the president from using DOD facilities to house undocumented immigrants by a vote of 179-241; stop the president from deploying troops to the southwest border to enforce immigration law by a vote of 173-245.
“Every president since Reagan has authorized DoD assistance on the border, including Clinton and Obama,” Rogers said. “DoD has played a critical humanitarian role by providing safe, secure, and accountable housing to children who arrive at border without a parent or guardian in the past. With our Border Patrol stations at a breaking point, the last thing we should do is tie the administration’s hands.”