The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its FY 2017 Entry/Exit Overstay Report, which says that 701,900 foreign nationals overstayed their visa. The Washington Examiner notes the amount is greater than the number (526,901) who crossed the southwest border illegally that year.
“Former Mexican President: ‘We shouldn’t have a border’ at all”
I urge you to support spending legislation for FY18 that will fund border improvements along the southern border.
The H.R. 3354 minibus spending bill would provide funding for the Departments of Homeland Security, State, Agriculture, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, among others. Several Members of Congress have offered immigration amendments that impact issues ranging from E-Verify to immigration enforcement.
I urge you to support the recently-passed House bill H.R. 3003 (which would end sanctuary cities) if it reaches the Senate floor for a vote.
During your campaign, opponents claimed that you would get us into World War III. I not only scoffed at the idea, and pointed out your many statements about disengaging the U.S. from the role of world policeman, but reminded them that the horrible foreign policy track records of the Clintons and our past presidents argued for “business as usual” should you not be elected.
A few weeks ago, the House Judiciary Committee has approved H.R. 2431, the Davis-Oliver Act, that would strengthen interior enforcement. This critical piece of legislation is badly needed to ensure that the Executive Branch upholds its duty to enforce federal immigration laws.
In recent days, I’ve heard House GOP Leaders talk about using Rep. Michael McCaul’s border bill, H.R. 399, as a starting point for immigration reform. I don’t support this bill, and President-elect Donald Trump already has the authorization he needs to secure the border through existing legislation.
Many law enforcement groups, including the National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys, oppose the House’s criminal justice reform legislation. This proposal would release thousands of dangerous criminal aliens onto the streets. Please do all you can to make sure it doesn’t become law unless it excludes non-citizens.
Obama Is Set To Deliver On One Promise For Syrian Refugees
President Barack Obama set a goal of admitting at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the 2016 fiscal year.