Ribble Statement on House Passage of Border Security Bill

Aug 1, 2014 Issues: Immigration

Washington, D.C. - Today the House passed a border security bill by a vote of 223-189 to address the influx of unaccompanied children at America's southern border. Below is a statement from Congressman Reid Ribble:

"In order to help secure our southern border, I voted in favor of today's bill to provide additional funds to help America's border patrol officers and other emergency personnel so they can safely handle the unexpected rise in minors crossing our borders. We need to address our nation's long-term immigration issues, and I believe it starts with border security. Today's bill will help begin that process.

I'm also pleased that Congress delayed the scheduled recess to stay and finish this important work. It shows Congress can put aside arbitrary recess deadlines and continue to work for the American people. I believe we should have stayed longer to continue working on our other important issues, such as funding the government, in order to make America better for its citizens.”