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Rep. Carter: President Trump’s commitment to border security is yielding results

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SAVANNAH, GA, August 22, 2017 | comments
“President Trump’s unyielding commitment to securing our borders and protecting the American people is already yielding results,” Carter said. “In the first seven months of the year alone, the number of people arrested trying to enter the country illegal has been nearly halved. It’s clear the world knows America is serious about enforcing our laws. What’s more, the President’s commitment has also boosted the morale of our law enforcement agents along the border because they know he’s got their backs.”
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Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter today praised President Donald J. Trump’s focus on border security and says he’s already seeing results.  The comments come as the President visits U.S. Border Patrol operations at Yuma, Arizona.

“President Trump’s unyielding commitment to securing our borders and protecting the American people is already yielding results,”
Carter said.  “In the first seven months of the year alone, the number of people arrested trying to enter the country illegal has been nearly halved.  It’s clear the world knows America is serious about enforcing our laws.   What’s more, the President’s commitment has also boosted the morale of our law enforcement agents along the border because they know he’s got their backs.”

Carter attributes recent action in Congress to the President’s insistence that the border be secured.

“The President’s steadfast support for securing our borders is spurring Congress to action,” said Carter.  “I’ve been proud to help deliver to his desk the biggest boost to border security in years with $1.5 billion in additional resources.  In the House, we’ve also fully funded the President’s wall, passed Kate’s Law and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act to further bolster our efforts.”

Kate’s Law is named for Kate Steinle, a San Francisco woman who died in her father’s arms after being attacked by an illegal immigrant that had been repeatedly deported from the country.  It would increase penalties for anyone trying to re-enter the country after being deported.  The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act would bar state and local governments from receiving federal law enforcement assistance if they refuse to enforce the nation’s immigration laws.

Now, Carter says, it’s time for the Senate to get on board.

“Our House majority is delivering the President his key priorities,”
he said.  “Now it’s time to for the Senate to heed the voice of the American people and act.”

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