Congressman Rooney Statement on use of National Guard for Border Security
Naples, FL - Congressman Rooney has been and continues to be a strong advocate for securing our border and fixing our broken visa system.
Congressman Rooney said, “It is certainly within the President’s right to utilize the National Guard, and both Presidents Bush and Obama have done the same, but whatever we do now to interdict the large march from Honduras is a short-term fix. Congress must provide a long-term solution that will fix both our border and our broken visa system, and I have worked hard to this end. About one-half of all people in the United States illegally right now came via our visa system, then overstayed. Incredibly, we have no process to enforce visa durations and detect unlawful overstays.
The Senate should pass the legislation the House has sent to them on asylum, visas, and immigration. We must control who enters our country.”
Within his first 15 months, Congressman Rooney has sponsored or co-sponsored the following legislation:
H.R. 3548, Border Security for America Act –
H.R. 4850, Asylum Protection Act –
H.R. 3775, Immigration in the National Interest Act –
H.R. 82, Criminal Alien Deportation Enforcement Act –
H.R. 3711, Legal Workforce Act –
H.R. 2233, American Jobs First Act –
H.R. 486, Grants Law -
H.R. 80, Resettlement Accountability National Security Act –
In addition to these bills, Congressman Rooney voted in favor of increased funding for ICE and an increase in immigration judges to speed the deportation process. He has also supported the following bills that were passed by the House of Representatives:
The House has passed several bills related to immigration which are still awaiting action by the Senate.