Securing our Border
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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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative McSally today questioned U.S.
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.
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.
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.