11:44 am CST - May 24, 2013
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Cong. Michael McCaul Pushing Border Security Bill as Chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee
“Last week the House Homeland Security Committee, which I chair, unanimously approved legislation I introduced to compel the Department of Homeland Security to develop a strategy for gaining operational control of our borders.
“Most Americans will agree that we have an immigration problem, and my legislation addresses what I believe should be a prerequisite to reforming our immigration system.
“It’s my belief that we cannot address the other aspects of illegal immigration, and how we deal with the illegal immigrants already here, until we secure our borders. We must not repeat the mistakes of the past when the promise of border security went unfulfilled.”
— Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10) is Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security. His Bill, H.R. 1417, addresses only Border Security, is independent of efforts to reform our immigration system, and is discussed in further detail here. Continue Reading.