Immigration; Homeland Security
knows that secure countries have secure borders. Today, every state is a border
state and every town is a border town. Since coming to Washington, Congressman
Blackburn has worked to ensure that our immigration policies are in sync with
this new reality.
In response to the surge of illegal aliens that were crossing our Southern border in 2014, Congressman Blackburn visited an unaccompanied child detention center at Fort Sill, Oklahoma on July 12, 2014. She learned that many of the Central American children who have come here were abused along the way or even had friends who died on the trip. President Obama’s failure to enforce deportation laws has given children false hope that they can cross the border and remain in America permanently. As a result, Blackburn has twice passed measures through the House of Representatives to freeze the President’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Blackburn is greatly disturbed by Executive amnesty and the fact these children have become pawns in the President’spolitical game. She continues to monitor the situation and believes we must find a way to humanely re-patriate these children back to their country of origin and secure our border.
Blackburn voices support for solutions to keep our cities safe: