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  • Six GOP Doctors Caucus Members: Here's What We Saw On Our Trip to the Border and Our Major Takeaways
    Posted in Op-Eds on July 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    The humanitarian crisis at our southern border has reached a critical point. However, it can be difficult to discern what’s really happening with so many conflicting accounts of how migrants are treated when they cross our border. As medical providers, we’re particularly concerned about migrants’ health and any communicable diseases spreading in detention facilities. In late June, we traveled to the Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGVS) to personally observe the situation, accompanied by senior Depart... Read more

  • Emergency Funds for Border Security is Just the First Step
    Posted in Weekly Columns on July 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Immediately before Congress adjourned for Independence Day, the House finally passed the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act. It fulfilled the President’s request for much-needed, long-overdue humanitarian aid and funding to agencies securing our border in order to address the overcrowding. This funding could not be more critical. In total, the emergency supplemental provided $4.59 billion to address the humanitarian crisis. T... Read more

  • Roe Statement on Insufficient Democratic Emergency Border Supplemental
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 3401, House Democrat Border Supplemental Appropriations Act: “In May, the Trump administration requested $4.5 billion in emergency funding to provide our border enforcement agencies with drastically needed resources to address the humanitarian crisis at the southern border. Unfortunately, House Democrats have refused for weeks to provide the necessary funding and instead introduced ... Read more

  • Roe Opposes Flawed Immigration Measure
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019: “Over the last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have apprehended an average of 4,500 people per day, with 5,235 people apprehended on a single day in May. What further evidence do Democrats need to see that we face a humanitarian crisis at our border? Not only is House Democrat leadership refusing to acknowledge the cr... Read more

  • 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