Department of Homeland Security Fundingby Representative Marc A. Veasey
Posted on 2015-01-13
VEASEY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. VEASEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to call on my Republican
colleagues to just stop it; stop endangering the American public, stop
endangering our national security and get to work for the American
The Department of Homeland Security should have been properly funded when the CR/Omnibus bill passed. Homeland Security is supposed to ensure our local law enforcement, emergency responders, antiterrorism experts, and border security professionals have the resources they need to keep our country safe. Instead, House Republicans continue to talk about deporting kids and pushing their anti-immigrant agenda against Dreamers and compromising our national security.
This way of thinking, this type of exclusion is what divides our Nation. In a time when we need to be strong and stand together, Republican House leadership continues to turn their backs on opportunities to work together. The only way to fix our broken immigration system is by passing true immigration reform that secures our borders, protects our workers, unites our families, and provides an earned pathway to citizenship.
It is time to pass a clean DHS funding bill and bring comprehensive immigration reform to a vote.