Congresswoman Martha McSally

Representing the 2nd District of Arizona

Securing our Border

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October 31, 2018 Press Release

TUCSON - Today, U.S. Representative Martha McSally issued the following statement after confirming troops deployed as part of Operation Faithful Patriot will be housed at military installations in Southern Arizona.

 

July 24, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Martha McSally, the Chairwoman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, held a hearing regarding the deployment of National Guard personnel to the southern border. Members of the subcommittee heard testimony about what is being done to enhance U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operations, the specific duties National Guard troops are conducting at the border, and the coordination efforts between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Defense (DoD).

June 27, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Martha McSally voted in favor of the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act. The legislation contains the four pillars proposed by President Trump to secure our southern border, end the visa lottery system, move the U.S. towards a merit-based immigration system, and provides a solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) population. It also allows families to stay together while the law is enforced. The bill failed in the House 121 to 301.

June 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills introduced by Representative Martha McSally to bolster the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) security efforts along the border and overseas. The Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) Authorization Act establishes the OBIM as the primary biometric repository for the DHS. OBIM provides biometric identity services to DHS components and other Federal agencies in support of anti-terrorism, counterterrorism, border security, credentialing, national security, and public safety efforts.

June 21, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Martha McSally’s bill to secure the southern border fell just twenty-two votes shy of passing the House of Representatives. The Securing America’s Future Act, introduced in January, secures the border, closes many legal loopholes, ends chain migration and the visa lottery, addresses the issue of family seperation and moves to provide a legislative solution for the current beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

May 31, 2018 Press Release

NOGALES, AZ – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today hosted Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen at multiple locations along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, where she toured the Douglas and Nogales ports of entry and took a line tour to view enforcement challenges, border fencing, terrain features and threats, and spotter lookout points. The visit provided Secretary Nielsen an opportunity to witness the unique security challenges Arizona faces and allowed her to hear from local stakeholders and government officials about how they are impacting border communities.

May 23, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – In a Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee hearing she chaired yesterday, U.S. Representative McSally blasted loopholes in our existing immigration laws that allow MS-13 gang members, drug cartels, human traffickers and others to enter the country.

"Individuals have learned how to exploit the system," said Congresswoman McSally during the hearing. "It should surprise no one that many of those who claim asylum do not ever show up for their court date, most likely because their claim is unfounded in the first place."

April 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative McSally today questioned U.S.

March 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement after she voted in support of the Omnibus Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, legislation to fund the government for the next seven months, through the end of FY 2018.

March 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Representative Martha McSally joined Fox News today to discuss the President’s visit to inspect border wall prototypes yesterday in San Diego and the importance of physical barriers in a border security strategy. Tomorrow, the Congresswoman will chair a House Homeland Security Committee Border Subcommittee hearing to review the President’s $33.25 billion request for physical barriers, technology, manpower, and roads to finally secure the border.