Congresswoman Martha McSally

Representing the 2nd District of Arizona

Securing our Border

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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.

March 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today introduced two bills to officially authorize two programs that are part of Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to extend the border far from U.S. shores.  These bills will codify the Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), which delivers identity services as the steward of the DHS biometric repository, including capabilities that will help U.S. Customs and Border Protection store and match biometric data as part of the exit/entry program, and the Immigration Advisory Program (IAP) which deploys U.S.

February 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today attended a meeting at the White House with President Trump to discuss cracking down on MS-13, also known as La Mara Salvatrucha— a violent transnational Salvadorian gang with a chilling motto: “mata, viola, controla” – which means "kill, rape, control." According to the Department of Justice, MS-13 is one of the largest street gangs in the United States and has 10,000 members inside the U.S. – including Arizona.

January 11, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – After joining President Trump for a bipartisan, bicameral meeting at the White House on Tuesday to discuss ways to secure our border and enforce our immigration laws, U.S. Representative Martha McSally yesterday rolled out a plan with House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), House Judiciary Committee Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Chairman Raúl Labrador (R-ID).

January 10, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Homeland Security Committee Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee Chairwoman Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), and House Judiciary Committee Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Chairman Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) today introduced the Securing America's Future Act (H.R. 4760).

January 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Representative Martha McSally yesterday joined President Donald Trump in a bipartisan meeting with members of the House and Senate to discuss the path forward on border security and immigration reform.