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Secure the Borders First

Location: Washington, DC


Mrs. BLACKBURN. Mr. Speaker, we are seeing it everywhere we go and we are hearing it from all of our constituents every time we go home, every time we hold a town hall meeting, and every time we show up in a local community: illegal entry into this country and the presence of those who have made a decision to break the law to come here.

Illegal immigration is an issue to be addressed, and here it is on the front page of The Washington Post. Twelve hundred miles from the border, U.S. border town, yes, indeed, by those individuals who would choose to enter the country illegally. Every town has become a border town and every State has become a border State.

I encourage our colleagues to hang tough in this debate and stay with the House bill where we secure the border first.

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