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McCaul to Lay Out Framework to Secure Border


Location: Washington, DC

U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) today announced that next week he will lay out a framework for gaining control of our borders.

Chairman McCaul: "Americans have seen that promises of border security are empty unless they are enacted before changes to our immigration system. This Committee bears the responsibility of ensuring that border security is a prerequisite to immigration reform.

"As part of my agenda, next week I will lay out a framework for legislation to gain operational control of our borders. It is this Committee's duty to oversee the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs and Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection, and we must ensure they cohesively develop a long overdue comprehensive plan to secure our borders.

"The Administration has made clear that unless we force it to take border security seriously, immigration reform would occur without the security component. Until we have operational control of our borders, we will continue to be vulnerable to terrorists, drug cartels and criminal aliens who enter the United States undetected."

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