06.27.18

Chairman McCaul on Border Security and Immigration Reform Act

Washington D.C. – House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following statement on the floor vote for H.R. 6136, the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018.

Chairman McCaul: “As a Texan and Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, I know the threats along our southern border are real and dangerous. Every day, drug smugglers, human traffickers, gangs like MS-13, and even potential terrorists are attempting to sneak into our country and infect our neighborhoods. Today’s legislation would have delivered President Trump’s four-pillar framework by securing the border and closing legal loopholes, ending chain migration, cancelling the diversity visa lottery, and providing a legislative, common-sense solution for the DACA population. Our failure to address these problems will only make them worse. This is a national security issue and the American people deserve action.  

“I appreciate President Trump’s strong support for this bill, however, it’s clear we need more backing in Congress to get this done. Going forward, I will continue to advance solutions that will secure our border, close legal loopholes, and fix our broken immigration laws.”