Joyce Stands Strong on Border Security

October 11, 2019
Press Release
Rep. Joyce Seeks Bipartisan Solutions for Border Crisis

Congressman John Joyce (PA-13) recently took to the House Floor on two occasions to voice opposition to partisan immigration bills that fail to address the humanitarian and security crisis on the southern border. Both times, he encouraged House Democrats to return to the House Committee on Homeland Security to collaborate on bipartisan solutions to secure the southern border and end this on-going crisis.

The first bill, H.R. 2203, is merely messaging legislation intended to pander to House Democrats’ progressive base, while doing little to achieve actual progress on the border. In PA-13, this crisis has taken a tangible toll on our communities as illicit drugs continue to pour across the southern border. Rather than pass do-nothing bills, Congressman Joyce encouraged his colleagues to work together to find realistic solutions. Click the image below to watch Congressman Joyce’s remarks.

The second bill, H.R. 3525, would require the Department of Homeland Security to implement an interoperable electronic health records (EHR) system for illegal immigrants in just 90 days. As any physician knows, that is simply unrealistic. By comparison, Congress has spent years and billions of dollars to set up a similar system at the VA – and it still won’t be completed for nearly a decade. It’s wrong both to give illegal immigrants better care than our veterans and to set the Department of Homeland Security up to fail. Click the image below to watch Congressman Joyce’s remarks.

Background:

As a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Congressman Joyce is committed to securing our southern border. He has co-sponsored H.R 3056, the Border Crisis Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2019; H.R. 2988, the Protecting American Lives Act; H.R. 586, the Fix the Immigration Loopholes Act; and H.R. 516, the Ending Sanctuary Cities Act of 2019.

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