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Exclusive-Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security, tells MRCTV that his committee doesn’t have jurisdiction over immigration enforcement inside the U.S., which is USCIS’s area of responsibility:
“The Committee on Homeland Security does not have jurisdiction over interior enforcement or the immigration policy that USCIS is charged with carrying out.”
This bill is just a first step in the effort to secure the border, Rep. McCaul adds: “House Republicans are taking a step-by-step approach and as such ‘Secure Our Borders First’ bill deals solely with the problem at our southern, northern, and maritime borders. This is a problem that has plagued this country for 25 years. The insecurity of our borders is a national security concern, and the number one provision in the Constitution is to provide for the common defense of our country. My constituents in my home district and my home state of Texas spoke loud and clear. They want the border secured.”
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