First and foremost, I believe we must secure our borders. By increasing the number of border patrol agents, utilizing advanced technology and prioritizing the laws already in place we can strengthen our border security. This will reduce the number of illegal immigrants entering our country.
While it is clear our nation’s current immigration system needs change, it is a complex issue that must be addressed by our lawmakers and the American people. Any change to the laws must come from Congress and not the executive branch.
During my time in Congress I have called for substantial and comprehensive reforms. Please know I will continue to make the safety of American citizens a top priority as I fight to secure our borders and enforce existing immigration laws.
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Fleischmann Reflects on Trip to Southern Border with President Trump: “When touring the miles of border wall with President Trump, border patrol agents made it clear that thanks to the new wall construction they are safer and able to do their job more efficiently.”
CALEXICO, CA – Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) released the following statement upon conclusion of touring the southern border with President Trump in Calexico, California:
Fleischmann Travels with President Trump to Southern Border: “I hope to hear from the men and women in the trenches and gain a firsthand perspective of the humanitarian crisis threatening our nation.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) released the following statement ahead of his trip with President Trump to Calexico, California.
Fleischmann on Border Crisis: “Congress must work with the Administration to fix our broken immigration system and secure our sovereignty.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement in response to the crisis at the southern border:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement after voting in support of the Conference Report to Accompany H.J. Res 31 – Consolidated Appropriations Act:
“Throughout conference negotiations, I advocated for the highest dollar amount of funding for the border wall,” said Congressman Fleischmann. “Additionally, I fought to ensure that there was not an internal enforcement cap on ICE beds, which I viewed as a nonstarter.
SAN DIEGO, CA – Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement upon conclusion of the San Diego, California portion of the southern border visit:
EL PASO, TX – Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement upon conclusion of the El Paso, TX portion of the southern border visit:
HIDALGO COUNTY, TX – Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement upon conclusion of the tour of the Hidalgo Port of Entry:
The following statement can be attributed to Congressman Chuck Fleischmann:
WASHINGTON− Today, the House of Representatives passed the SAFE Act to suspend the admission of Syrian and Iraqi refugees into the United States until security officials can certify the integrity of the background check process. Following the passage of the SAFE Act Congressman Fleischmann released the following statement.