Our current immigration system is broken and in need of reform. I have two key principles on immigration. Number 1: Any discussion on immigration reform must start with border security. Until our borders are actually secure, I am not interested in talking about other reforms. Number 2: I remain firmly opposed to amnesty and would not support any immigration proposal that gives amnesty to those here illegally.
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One of President Donald Trump’s most popular positions on the campaign trail last year was a commitment to securing our nation’s borders. Since taking office, this has been a shared top priority between President Trump and the House of Representatives.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
There has been a lot of noise coming out of Washington and in the national news media. If you listen to all the noise, you would think the only thing happening in our nation’s capital is staffing drama at the White House and an ongoing Russia investigation.
Those topics consume the national headlines day in and day out. Sadly, that narrative does not match the reality of what is happening in the House of Representatives. In fact, we are getting our work done and following through on our promises.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, voted today in favor of the Make America Secure Appropriations Act of 2017. The bill passed by a vote of 235 to 192 and includes critical military, national security, border security, and veteran affairs funding.
Important to Southwest Alabama, the bill includes funding for three Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), which are built in-part by Austal USA in Mobile. Earlier this month, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorized the construction of these three LCS.
Kate Steinle became a household name in 2015 after the 32-year old was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco. It was a horrific event that shined light on some serious flaws in our nation’s immigration system.
The man who killed her, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, was in our country illegally. Making matters worse, he had already been deported five times and had been convicted of seven felonies. He had no business being in the United States.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today voted in support of two bills intended to strengthen our nation’s immigration laws and fight back against illegal immigration.
Byrne said: “I am committed to working with President Trump to secure the border and combat illegal immigration. By passing these two important bills, we are sending a clear message that the safety and security of the American people comes first.
Last week in Washington, all eyes were on the Senate Intelligence Committee where former FBI Director James Comey was sent to testify. The hearing was a media circus. News outlets used countdown clocks in the lead up to the “big moment.”
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today expressed his strong support for increased border security after voting in favor of H.R. 2213, the Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017.
We are now over 100 days into the Trump Presidency and this era of unified Republican government. Despite what some in the mainstream media may say, a lot has been accomplished.
In fact, more bills have been signed into law by President Trump in his First 100 Days than any President since Harry Truman. Many of these bills have focused on rolling back costly and unnecessary government regulations. All told, cutting these regulations is estimated to save around $18 billion a year.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement regarding actions taken today by President Donald Trump to address illegal immigration and secure the border.