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Border Security and Immigration

The issues of Border Security are important to our district and to my work in Congress. I have visited the Texas-Mexico border to observe the security measures by the Department of Homeland Security first-hand.

Our northern and southern borders face a number of challenges every day including undocumented individuals illegally entering the United States to live and work; transnational criminals trying to smuggle in weapons and drugs; extremists who wish to disrupt our daily lives; and human trafficking – to name a few.

As a life-long Texan and former Member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, I understand the importance of securing our border. I believe it is our responsibility to ensure the Department of Homeland Security has the resources it needs to protect our border and keep us safe.

Border security is not only critical for national security, but also for continued economic growth.

Our North American neighbors – Canada and Mexico – are America’s largest export markets, so it is just as important to make sure our border policies enable the legal transportation of goods as long as they stop the illegal transportation of products and people.

I continue to hear the concerns of constituents about this issue and am committed to securing our borders. 

More on Border Security and Immigration

March 6, 2020 E-Newsletter

Dear Friends,

February 24, 2020 Press Release

MCALLEN – Today, Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist invited Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX) to visit the southern border near McAllen, Texas. As the top Republican on the Appropriations Committee, Granger has fought tirelessly to support President Donald Trump’s efforts to provide meaningful border security, including $2.75 billion over the past two years to build a physical barrier along the border. After visiting U.S.

February 13, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON  Today, top Appropriations Committee Republican Kay Granger (R-TX) released the following statement about the Department of Defense’s reprogramming action.

December 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX), the Republican Leader of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement today upon House passage of the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

July 26, 2019 E-Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Before heading home for the August work period, the House voted on two immigration bills to address humanitarian conditions at U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) facilities along our southern border and the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for refugees from Venezuela. I know that immigration is an important issue and I want to explain the bills and why I voted against them.

July 15, 2019 E-Newsletter

Dear Friend,

Last week, the House passed H.R. 1044, the “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act” by a wide, bipartisan vote. This bill fixes a longstanding issue that contributes to lengthy backlogs in the employment-based green card system, which negatively impacts our nation’s economy.

June 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Appropriations Ranking Member Kay Granger (R-TX) praised the passage of a much-needed disaster relief bill through the House of Representatives, which is now on its way to the President for signature. Granger was a lead negotiator of this bill, providing $19.1 billion in disaster assistance for more than 40 states and territories, including the state of Texas.

April 12, 2019 E-Newsletter

Last week I went to the border with President Trump and a few of my colleagues in Congress. The number of people fleeing their homelands in Central America to come to the United States is staggering.

I want to go over some of those numbers and the data behind this extremely important situation.

Before I do that, I also wanted to offer my sincere thanks to our brave Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents who are on the front-lines of ensuring our borders are safe.

February 6, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12), top Republican on the House Appropriations Committee and member of the Homeland Security Conference Committee, issued the following statement following the State of the Union Address: