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Burgess Statement on President's Executive Action on Immigration

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement after President Trump issued executive action on immigration today. 

“True to his promises on the campaign trail, President Trump got straight to work, wasting no time unraveling the dangerous, haphazard policies of the Obama Administration including its under-resourced approach to securing our border.  I commend President Trump for his swift action on securing our borders and end the practice of sanctuary cities.  

“For far too long, the U.S. has been too lax with immigration policy at the expense of American citizens.  The flood of illegal immigrants on the Southern border has proven to be a mounting American crisis—as Texas families know all too well.  Since joining Congress, I have been consistently engaged in securing our border, and I am pleased to have a partner in the White House who is making that a priority.”