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.
More on Immigration
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today voted against a resolution that would prohibit President Donald Trump from declaring a national emergency at the southern border.
Congressman Byrne said: “Democrats are trying every trick in the book to stop President Trump from securing our southern border. It is very disappointing that Democrats are so committed to attacking our President that they are refusing to support commonsense border security measures, like building a wall.
Growing up, my parents taught me the basic values of fairness and following the rules. I think these values were common in households all across our state and country.
In today’s society, those two basic values need to be applied to the ongoing debate about illegal immigration.
In terms of fairness, we have people who are going through the legal process to enter our country, which takes time and effort, only to have people skip that entire process and just walk across our border illegally. That goes against the basic value of fairness.
Before the new Congress began at the start of this year, I made a prediction: with the new Democrat majority, we could expect crazy season from the left, with Democrat members taking every chance they could to undermine President Trump.
I don’t claim to have a crystal ball, but I think I hit the nail on the head in this case.
So far in just the first month and a half of the 116th Congress, the Democrat Party has become the Obstructionist Party: they have stood in the way of strong national security measures, our American values, and President Trump.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency regarding the situation at the southern border.
Byrne said: “I wish it hadn’t come to this point, but the Democrats have left President Trump with no choice. There is a true crisis at the southern border, and I support President Trump 100% in this decision because border security is national security.”
It is time for the Democrat leaders in Washington to stop posturing when it comes to border security and end the government shutdown.
The old expression “get the show on the road” is very apt in this situation. But, truth be told, the show is already on. There is no better way to describe the Democrat strategy right now than as a show, playing to their audience.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today sent a letter to President Donald Trump praising his speech to the nation on immigration and border security. Byrne also applauded President Trump for holding strong in the fight for border security where other administrations have failed to solve the issue.
The complete text of Congressman Byrne’s letter to President Trump can be found below:
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s Oval Office speech regarding the need for border security and a border wall.
With 2018 behind us, it is time to start looking at what you can expect from Washington in 2019. Under Republican leadership, we in Congress aimed to make America better off, and thanks to our many victories through conservative policies, we accomplished that goal.
Under Democrat control, there is no telling what craziness will come out of the House of Representatives.
2018 was a landmark year in many ways for Alabama and the United States. From defense funding to town halls, agriculture to Red Snapper, there was much to celebrate this year and much to anticipate in the next. Join me as we take a look back at the past year.
I kicked things off in January by celebrating my 100th Town Hall Meeting in Grove Hill. I always enjoy meeting the folks in our area and hearing about the issues that matter most to them. This year, I hosted 25 town hall meetings throughout Southwest Alabama.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) delivered a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this afternoon in support of border security and providing funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.
The text of Congressman Byrne’s speech can be found below.
Congressman Byrne said: “I thank the gentleman for yielding, and I want to add my support to this rule.