Pete Sessions Plan for Securing Our Border and Strengthening Interior Enforcement
Our illegal immigration and border security problems are among the greatest challenges facing our country today. The Obama Administration’s continued refusal to enforce our nation’s current laws has created a crisis on our border, eroded our nation’s rule of law, and put the safety and security of Americans across the nation in jeopardy.
I have always adamantly opposed illegal immigration, blanket amnesty, or any other reward to those who have intentionally and knowingly broken our nation’s immigration laws. Since the onset of President Obama’s lawless executive actions, I have tirelessly worked to fight against the administration’s unlawful, unwise, and unconstitutional executive amnesty plan.
As a proud Texan, I understand the need to reform our broken immigration system. An effective immigration plan must first secure our borders, strengthen interior enforcement, protect our nation’s rule of law, and prosecute and deport criminal aliens in the United States.
In this Congress, I am proud to be working with Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to introduce the strictest interior enforcement bill in the House that will protect American lives from criminal alien violence. In response to the policies of sanctuary cities such as San Francisco, and the rise of illegal aliens committing criminal activities, on July 31, 2015, I joined Senator Sessions in introducing the House companion to the Protecting American Lives Act. My legislation closes the most dangerous immigration enforcement loopholes by putting an end to sanctuary cities and establishing a mandatory minimum jail time for illegal immigrants.
The future of our country depends on the actions we take today and the American people are counting on us to act to protect our country and secure our future. North Texans, and all Americans, deserve nothing less.