Lawmaker Leads the Fight Against House Democrats’ Efforts to Stop Wall Construction

“It is worth reiterating that during the first two years of President Trump’s time in office, a witch hunt was led by the Mainstream Media and Deep State Democrats. Now that the Mueller Report has been publicly released, the truth can come to light. There was no collusion or obstruction. It is time to investigate the investigators and see who was really behind what was tantamount to an attempted coup that was a waste of time and tax dollars,” Rogers said.

Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Alabama, a ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, is leading the GOP against the Democrats latest attack on immigration enforcement. Although the leftist sponsors and supporters attempt to sound as if the legislation is a big help for national security,  H.R. 1232 would actually make it much more difficult to build new barriers and roads at the U.S. border with Mexico.

“We must control the flow of illegal immigrants and stop the influx of community-destroying drugs across our southwest “I oppose this bill. In fact, before leaving the Department of Homeland security,  Secretary [Kristjen] Nielsen appeared before our committee to explain in very stark terms the growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southwest border [which] we cannot ignore,” said the 60-year-old lawmaker.

“We all heard how family apprehensions in Fiscal Year 2019 are more than 800 percent higher than FY2013. We heard how massive groups are overwhelming U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents’  ability to process, house, and provide care for migrants. We heard how smugglers and traffickers are brutalizing women and children as they lead them across deserts controlled by drug cartels. We heard how gangs and cartels are bringing hundreds of thousands of pounds of drugs into our country.”

Rep Rogers continued: “And, contrary to what some say, we learned that CBP actually seizes more pounds of drugs BETWEEN ports of entry than AT ports of entry.”

“Mr. Chairman, we must control the flow of illegal immigrants and stop the influx of community-destroying drugs across our southwest border. The only way to do that is to secure our border.”

Rogers believes the United States needs an ‘all-of-the-above’ approach to border security that includes manpower, state-of-the-art technology, and barriers. “We know this approach works. In areas where we have built barriers, illegal traffic has plummeted. We need to build on this success, not impede it.”

“Rather than scoring political points with messaging bills, I encourage my colleagues to push for productive legislation to address the changing dynamics I have just described. I cannot support this bill, and I hope my colleagues will join me in voting ‘no.,’” Rogers urged.


Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show.. He's former chief of police at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter's University and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.

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