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Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after voting in favor of the bill he introduced with Rep. Duncan Hunter (CA-50), H.R. 3009, the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act.
This week, I introduced my ninth Shrink our Spending bill, and it’s one that would save you over 360 million dollars. Did you know the government owns almost a quarter of a million vehicles?
The Background: Grant Ronnebeck was a 21-year-old resident of Mesa, Arizona. He worked as a clerk at a QuikTrip, and was on duty in the early morning of January 22, 2015. At roughly 4:00 am, Apolinar Altamirano, a convicted felon and illegal immigrant who was released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on $10,000 bond, entered the store and murdered Grant; shooting him in the face for not moving quickly enough to get him the cigarettes he demanded.
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after introducing the Establishing Mandatory Minimums for Illegal Reentry Act.
Rep. Matt Salmon has introduced a bill that would bar federal authorities from releasing undocumented immigrants who have been accused or convicted of serious crimes.
And he wants them deported within 90 days.
The fact that we need legislation to accomplish this is astonishing.
But apparently we do.
I don't know anyone who wasn't horrified and heart-broken when news broke that 21-year-old Grant Ronnebeck, a good kid working hard, was shot dead while clerking at a QuikTrip store in Mesa in January.
I don't know anyone who wasn't angry and outraged to learn that the man eventually charged with the murder, Apolinar Altamirano, was in the country illegally and already had been convicted of felony burglary.
Good people disagree about a lot when it comes to immigration issues.
GEIST: Congressman, where do you come down on this question that Rand Paul raises of privacy versus security in this particular case?
SALMON: Well, I'm going to go back to something somebody a lot earlier than Rand Paul said. It was Benjamin Franklin. And he said, "Those that are willing to trade their freedom for security deserve neither, and will probably lose both." We can do it. We can't (ph) do it the right way.
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling that the NSA’s domestic metadata spying program is not authorized by section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.
The Honorable Jeh Johnson
Department of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C. 20528
Recently, Arizona’s largest cross-border smuggling tunnel was discovered in Naco, AZ. According to news reports, this tunnel is one of the more highly sophisticated smuggling tunnels, replete with hydraulics, ventilation, and lighting systems.
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement outlining why he voted no on H.R. 1731, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act, and H.R. 1560, the Protecting Cyber Networks Act.