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 Immigration & Border Security Votes:
Yea on H.R. 3941 (Passed House on 07.19.23) — Prohibits using K-12 schools to house illegal immigrants
Yea on H.R. 2 (Passed House on 05.11.23) — Secures the southern border and reforms our immigration system
Key Immigration & Border Security Legislation:
Sponsored H.R. 4023 (Introduced on 06.12.23) — Cracks down on techniques used by drug smugglers to move fentanyl and other drugs through the U.S. mail
Cosponsored H.R. 2794 (Combined to form H.R. 2 on 05.11.23) — Secures the southern border by finishing the border wall, hiring more border patrol officers, and increasing grants for local law enforcement agencies to fight drug smuggling and human trafficking
Cosponsored H.R. 1758 (Introduced on 03.23.23) — Makes fentanyl a Schedule I controlled substance, codifying an emergency DEA scheduling that would expire in December of 2024
Cosponsored H.R. 1401 (Introduced on 03.07.23) — Requires executive branch officials to regularly update policies and technologies at the Southern Border to respond to new strategies used by drug smugglers and human traffickers
Cosponsored H.R. 597 (Introduced on 01.27.23) — Declares Mexican cartels enemies of the United States and imposes sanctions on individuals, companies, and governments who provide support to cartels