January 10th, 2019
In my time in the Senate I’ve had the opportunity to meet countless Texans who live and work along the Southern border, and I seek their advice and counsel on what Congress ought to do, what the federal government ought to...
January 9th, 2019
The following is a transcript of President Donald Trump's immigration addreess:My fellow Americans,
January 4th, 2019
One of the most important responsibilities of Congress is to fund the vital services provided by our government, and in so doing, provide paychecks to the hardworking public servants who keep the cogs of government turning...
December 17th, 2018
The family of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry is still waiting for answers about the U.S. government’s role in the circumstances leading to his December 2010 murder. Two firearms found at the crime scene were purchased...
December 7th, 2018
U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) and U.S.
November 27th, 2018
Today at a press conference, I discussed the migrant crisis at the border and the importance for any long-term solution to be bipartisan. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video can be found here.
November 8th, 2018
As the midterm elections wrap up, it is clear that Democrats gained majority control of the US House and Republicans increased their majority control in the US Senate. What does this bode for passing real solutions for...
September 26th, 2018
The filmmakers at the Rational Middle have now released three additional installments of their documentary series on immigration, first tackling the question of whether a physical barrier along the United States’...
September 17th, 2018
On Thursday, the House Homeland Security Committee advanced legislation introduced by Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, and myself, as Chairman of the House Committee on...
August 2nd, 2018
With an unsecured border and 11 million unauthorized immigrants living in America today, it’s clear our nation’s immigration system is broken and has failed to do its job for many years. For the sake of our national security...
January 9th, 2019
Last night President Trump addressed the nation to highlight the need for greater border security at our southern border.
January 8th, 2019
Monday, I appeared on Fox News’ The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino to discuss border security funding and Democratic leadership’s refusal to compromise.
January 2nd, 2019
Begin the new Congress by creating a legal immigration system that secures our borders and defines legal status for those already here. In 2013, 68 senators — including all 54 Democrats — voted for such a bill, but the House...
December 14th, 2018
Improving our border security doesn’t mean just improving physical security along our border. It also means addressing the problems that bring them here in the first place.
December 6th, 2018
Congress has a timely opportunity during the lame-duck session to ensure protection for Dreamers and fund border security.
November 21st, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving!God continues to bless America! We have so much to be thankful for!I want to congratulate our new Texas lawmakers for the 116th Congress.
October 4th, 2018
The 2017 Texas Legislature passed SB4 to outlaw sanctuary cities and allow police to question any person who they detain of their immigration status.
September 26th, 2018
Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed my Border Tunnel Task Force Act to enhance border security and mobilize efforts to crack-down on border tunnel threats.
August 6th, 2018
Recently, President Donald Trump said he would be willing to shut the government down if Congress does not pass immigration reform, tweeting, “A Government Shutdown is a very small price to pay for a safe and Prosperous...
July 5th, 2018
On June 26th, a minority of Republicans joined every Democrat in the House to vote against the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018.