Chairman McCaul on the Situation at the Southern Border

Washington, D.C.  House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following statement on the situation at the southern border.

Chairman McCaul:As a father of five, I have been distraught over the images coming from our southern border of children being taken away from their parents without knowing when they will reunite. This separation policy must come to an end. I am encouraged to hear that DHS is working with the White House to draft executive action on this issue and I urge the President to use every authority available to him to end this practice. Tomorrow, the House of Representatives will take up two of my bills which will address family separation, finally secure our borders, and will fix the systemic issue of illegal immigration due to loopholes in our broken immigration system. I also pledge to continue working with all of my Congressional colleagues to get a long term solution to the president’s desk as soon as possible.”