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Immigration & Border Security

Our nation has a crisis at its southern border. As a sheriff, I witnessed how the Biden-Mayorkas border crisis has transformed every state into a border state. As your Congressman, I made it a priority to visit the border and see the problems there for myself.

What I saw was disturbing. This administration's border policies encourage illegal immigration and empowers cartels and other bad actors, endangering the lives of both American citizens and migrants.

It's time to fix the border crisis because border security is national security. As a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, I'm fighting to secure our southern border and keep drugs out of our country.

Key Votes:
  • Yes on Advancing Articles of Impeachment Against Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas out of the Committee on Homeland Security.
  • Yes on the Secure the Border Act, which would secure the southern border and reform our immigration system.
  • No on H.R. 2872 and H.R. 5860, which extended out-of-control Biden-Pelosi spending levels without securing the southern border.
  • Yes on the Schools Not Shelters Act, which would prohibit the use of K12 schools for sheltering migrants.
  • Yes on the Protect Our Communities from DUIs Act, which would make DUIs a deportable offense.
  • Yes on the Consequences for Social Security Fraud Act, which would make Social Security fraud a deportable offense.
  • Yes on the POLICE Act, which makes assault of a first responder a deportable offense.
  • Yes on the No Immigration Benefits for Hamas Terrorists Act, which would ban members of Hamas and other terrorist groups who participated in the October 7th attacks on Israel ineligible from entering the U.S.

*Cosponsored by Congressman Ezell


Other Key Legislation:
  • Sponsor of the UPDATED USPS Act, which would crack down on techniques used by drug smugglers to move fentanyl and other drugs through the U.S. mail.
  • Cosponsor of the Border Reinforcement Act of 2023, which would secure the southern border (this bill became one half of the Secure the Border Act).
  • Sponsor of House Resolution 63, which honors two Bay St. Louis police officers who were shot and killed in the line of duty.
  • Cosponsor of the End Fentanyl Act, which would require executive branch officials to regularly update border security policies and technologies to respond to new strategies used by drug smugglers and human traffickers.
  • Cosponsor of the Stop the Cartels Act, which would declare Mexican cartels enemies of the United States and impose sanctions on individuals, companies, and governments who provide support to cartels.