Border Security

Bipartisan legislation I introduced to strengthen border security and address law enforcement shortages at ports of entry throughout the country advanced in the Senate this week. The Securing America’s Ports of Entry Act...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a supplemental border spending bill Wednesday that would provide $4.59 billion for emergency border resources.
Yesterday I urged my colleagues to support $30 million in federal funding to reimburse local communities strained by the humanitarian crisis on our Southern border.
After abandoning Dreamers multiple times, House Democrats continue to politicize immigration reform rather than work on bipartisan solutions to address the border crisis. 
Port of Houston
Monday on the floor, I discussed the importance of preserving the United States’ trade relationship with Mexico while working to secure our southern border. 
Retired Lt Colonel Raul Reyes Jr hosted a Meet and Greet on May 17, 2019 in Castroville, Texas at the Alsatian Golf Pro Shop to announce his candidacy for Texas Congressional District 23. He will be challenging incumbent...
Cornyn HUMANE hearing
The Senate Committee on Border Security and Immigration met last week for a hearing titled “At the Breaking Point: The Humanitarian and Security Crisis at our Southern Border,” in which senators heard testim
At a press conference Thursday, U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and I announced the introduction of the HUMANE Act. The bill is designed to help solve the ongoing humanitarian crisis at our southern...
Mike Simpson Boise
Republican Representative Mike Simpson of Idaho recently came out in favor of providing undocumented immigrants with a method to earn green cards as a part of immigration reform, saying that deporting millions of workers...
While I support CBP’s unwavering effort to effectively meet its mandate, I am gravely concerned about the consequences that the recently announced diversion of resources is having on our nation’s ports of entry.
I praised the work from Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) to include $30 million of federal funding to reimburse communities strained by the humanitarian crisis on our Southern border.
Sunday futures
It’s always a divisive issue, but we do have a crisis at the border. I live in Texas; it’s a humanitarian crisis.
HUMANE Act
Our Democratic colleagues continue to pretend that there is not a problem.
immigration solutions
Texas lawmakers approved a bill to create a new Texas Industrial Workforce Apprenticeship grant program.
trade port
Mexico is a valued ally and the new tariffs are not yet in effect, so there is a window here for both countries to find common ground. It is in both of our interests to do so, economically and for stronger security.
Maintaining the standard hours of operation at the Amistad Dam Port of Entry will allow the flow of legitimate trade and travel to continue flowing efficiently and effectively, ensuring the continued vitality of the local,...
Cornyn-Cuellar
Our own Senator John Cornyn and Texas Representative Henry Cuellar have proposed a new bipartisan bill.
A group of armed Mexican soldiers detained and disarmed a pair of U.S. soldiers on the U.S. side of the Texas border with Mexico. The U.S. soldiers were eventually released and their weapons returned.
illegal immigrants
The situation at the border is getting worse! Workforce shortages are increasing, and millions of undocumented workers are being misclassified! America needs immigration reform NOW.No reasonable person could doubt that there...
Today on the floor, I urged my colleagues to work together to address the humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border. Excerpts of my floor remarks are below, and video can be found here.

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