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Glenn T.
Republican PA 5

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  • Securing America’s Borders

    by Representative Glenn Thompson

    Posted on 2015-01-12

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    THOMPSON of Pennsylvania asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, I rise to discuss work in the House to secure our borders and address the Obama administration's unilateral actions on immigration.



    This week, the House will consider the 2015 Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill, which takes a number of steps to bolster border security and law enforcement efforts.

    To start, the legislation provides for the largest operational force levels in the history of the Customs and Border Protection agency. The measure also supports several critical border security initiatives, including around-the-clock surveillance of air, land, and sea approaches to the border.

    Furthermore, the legislation boosts internal enforcement efforts and strengthens related domestic and international investigations.

    Finally, the legislation will provide for the amendments that will stop the President's executive actions on immigration.

    Mr. Speaker, the President's unilateral executive orders should be of concern to each and every Member of this body. I call on colleagues from both sides of the aisle to do what is right--support this legislative package. It protects the borders, it restores the rule of law. The American people deserve as much.

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