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  • It’s Time to Build the Wall
    Posted in Weekly Columns on March 27, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    The ongoing national security and humanitarian crisis along our southern border is worsening and action is sorely needed to deal with it. Since October 2018, there have been 271,140 apprehensions by U.S. Border Patrol, a staggering number of migrants that are overwhelming our border patrol agents and support personnel. Law enforcement officers have encountered 1,522 criminal aliens with outstanding wants or warrants out of 2,034 total criminal aliens encountered. On top of that, agents have also... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s First Veto
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump vetoed H.J.Res. 46, a resolution to terminate President Trump’s national emergency declaration regarding the crisis on our southern border: “President Trump is absolutely correct to veto this resolution because there is a national security and humanitarian crisis on our southern border. I am proud the President is doing everything within his power to address this crisis and not allowing partisa... Read more

  • Next Steps for Border Security
    Posted in Weekly Columns on January 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Last Friday, President Trump ended the partial government shutdown by agreeing to a short-term, three-week bill that allows federal workers to receive their paychecks while Congress debates a homeland and border security package. While I am pleased federal workers will receive their paychecks, nothing has changed with respect to our country’s border security needs. I hope since President Trump took a good-faith step to reopen the government and allow negotiations to take place, Democrats will se... Read more

  • Roe: I Proudly Stand With The Men and Women of ICE
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.Res 990, a resolution supporting the officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): “As a proud supporter of border security and enforcing our country’s immigration laws, I voted today in support of the men and women of ICE and the work they do to protect our nation. ICE is tasked with securing and protecti... Read more

  • Roe Statement on the Securing America’s Future Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House failed to pass H.R. 4760, legislation to tackle our country’s growing illegal immigration problem: “The legislation we considered today is everything East Tennesseans have been asking for, so I’m disappointed by in the outcome of today’s vote. The legislation would have included funding to secure our southern border; expanded e-Verify; ended catch and release; replaced the visa lottery progra... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order to cease the separation of families detained after illegally crossing the U.S. border: “Separating children from their parents is not something any of us want to see. President Trump was right to issue an executive order that keeps families together once they cross the border into the U.S. In fact, the House is preparing to vote on a comprehensive bill that wil... Read more

  • We Must Enforce Our Nation’s Immigration Laws
    Posted in Weekly Columns on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Since taking office, President Trump has rightfully focused on improving our country’s border security, discouraging illegal immigration, and reforming our immigration process to prioritize entry based on merit and skills of national need. He has also indicated his interest in signing into law a policy that addresses the status of millions of young children who did not come here legally but were brought through no fault of their own and have grown up in America. For months now, the president has... Read more

  • Standing For Life, Securing Our Border and Supporting Our President
    Posted in Weekly Columns on April 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Abortion, Budget, Immigration

    In last week’s column, I gave an overview of the recent omnibus spending bill and called for the Senate to change their broken and outdated rules so Congress can help advance President Trump’s agenda. While I know this vote was necessary to ensure the men and women who serve in our military have the resources they need, and will never apologize for taking care of our troops, I have heard several concerns about this package that I wanted to address more specifically. Some are concerned that this ... Read more

  • Roe Statement on President Trump’s First State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Defense, Jobs & Economy, Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following video after President Trump’s State of the Union address: To watch, click here. A rough transcript is below. “I was at the State of the Union tonight. It’s always fun to attend these. It’s exciting. There’s always a lot of pomp and circumstance that go on with these with the Senate, the House, the Supreme Court, the Cabinet all there and then of course the Gallery [guests.] The president’s speech tonight touched on ... Read more

  • Roe: The Lack of Enforcement of Immigration Law Has Failed the American People
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law, and H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act: “America is a nation of laws and unfortunately, for the past 8 years, our immigration laws were inconsistently enforced, which makes these preventable crimes all the more tragic. Kate Steinle’s murder in San Francisco is just one example, and no family should ever go through the heartbreak the Steinle family experie... Read more