Boehner Statement on Border Security & Immigration
Congressman John Boehner (OH-8) issued the following statement on President Bush's immigration speech:
"The most important priority for the American people on immigration is securing our borders. Providing extra resources and extra security personnel on our borders in an effort to stop illegal immigration is an important initiative, and I applaud the President's commitment to making our borders more secure. We must look at every available step to strengthen federal and state border security partnerships in order to find a permanent solution to the problem of illegal immigration.
"House Republicans have responded to the concerns of the American people by passing a strong border security bill that reflects our commitment to re-establishing basic respect for our immigration laws and sealing our border against illegal entry. If the Senate passes an immigration bill, I'm committed to working with Chairman Sensenbrenner and House Republicans to ensure we make border security our first priority and meet our commitments to the American people."