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Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) issued the following response to President Obama’s address to the nation regarding his strategy to eliminate ISIS.
Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) issued the following statement after urging the President to take action under existing law to limit the ability of U.S. citizens who are known terrorists to infiltrate the United States on U.S. passports.
Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) issued the following statement on news reports of the beheading of Time journalist Steven Sotloff by members of the terrorist group ISIS.
“My prayers and condolences go out to the family of Steven Sotloff, who was brutally executed by ISIS barbarians. This public execution is another reminder that ISIS terrorists will stop at nothing to advance its terror throughout the region and bring this fight to America’s shores.
The Honorable Jeh Johnson
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Nebraska Avenue Complex
3801 Nebraska Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20528
Dear Secretary Johnson:
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement upon passage of H.R. 5230, the Secure the Southwest Border Act of 2014, which would provide additional funding and resources to help the U.S. Border Patrol secure our southwestern border.
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today issued the following statement regarding the House’s deliberations on passing a supplemental spending bill to address the border crisis.
Those thousands of Central American kids crossing the border actually represent a small part of a huge problem, one that Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon has been trying to get Washington to face, without much luck.
Now, at least, Congress and the president are looking in that direction.
But is it just a passing glance?
As a Member of Congress from a state on our southern border, I see firsthand the realities of illegal immigration. In fact, much of the recent public outcry originated from busloads of illegal immigrants dumped in Arizona a few short months ago. The strain placed on state and local governments overwhelms security, education, and medical services, making them harder to come by for citizens and immigrants alike.
Washington, D.C.— Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement at the completion of the Border Crisis Working Group’s assessment of the humanitarian situation at our southern border and the release of their recommendations to Congress:
House GOP leaders on Tuesday said they will insist that changes to a human trafficking law be included in any legislation responding to the wave of child immigrants crossing the border.
Republicans have blamed the influx of children at the border on the 2008 law, which they say has served as an incentive for people to enter the United States. The law allows minors entering the country from Central America, but not Mexico, to request asylum hearings.