Congresswoman Martha McSally

Representing the 2nd District of Arizona

U.S. Rep. McSally Selected by Speaker to Help Find Solution to Address Border Security & DACA

September 15, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–U.S. Representative Martha McSally today announced she has been selected by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to join an informal group of Republican members to help address border security and identify solutions for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As Chairwoman of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee, representing a district in Southern Arizona that includes eighty miles of U.S.-Mexico Border, Congresswoman McSally was a logical choice.

Representative McSally released the following statement about the selection:

“Since taking office, I’ve made it a top priority to improve our border strategy and make our communities safer. I have witnessed first-hand the challenges to securing our border and look forward to collaborating on a multifaceted approach including infrastructure, personnel, and technology.

In regards to DACA, I have long stated that it is the duty and responsibility of Congress to address the future of this program legislatively. We were robbed of the opportunity to do so when President Obama overstepped his authority and issued his June 2012 memorandum. President Trump is right to call on Congress to act, and I believe this is a historic opportunity bring clarity for the 800,000 individuals whose status in the United is currently subject to the political winds of different administrations that come to power. I am honored to be selected and look forward to getting to work.”

Earlier this month Congresswoman McSally led a group of lawmakers in writing a letter to Speaker Ryan requesting the House take up legislation to address the future of DACA.