In fact, allowing immigrants to have licenses actually improves homeland security by allowing our government to track who is in our borders.— Joe Baca
Unpopular Border Security quotations
Life is wide, limitless. There is no border, no frontier.
As the American public continues to focus more intensely on illegal immigration and securing the nation's borders, the number of members of the House Immigration Reform Caucus continues to grow.
So if Arizona sees the federal government isn't assuming its responsibilities, it creates local laws. But migration and keeping security on the borders is not a local or state issue, it's a federal issue.
Until you cross the bridge of your insecurities, you can't begin to explore your possibilities.
I cannot conceive of Israel withdrawing if Arab states do not recognize Israel, within secure borders.
Well, I think we need to have attrition by enforcement.
We need to secure our borders. We need to enforce our laws.
While a strong presence on our southern border is imperative, the border cannot be secured unless we enforce our internal laws and stop ignoring the open complicity of U.S. companies and foreign nations to promote illegal activities.
The desire for security and the fear of insecurity are the same thing. To hold your breath is to lose your breath. A society based on the quest for security is nothing but a breath-retention contest in which everyone is as taut as a drum and as purple as a beet.
What we're doing is making sure that we have a safe and secure border region from San Diego all the way to Brownsville. And that means manpower, it means technology, it means infrastructure, it means interior enforcement. All, you know, kind of layered in appropriate ways, and making sure, like I said before, the border is safe and secure.
The people of South and Central Texas and the Coastal Bend need jobs, they need health care, they need water infrastructure improvements, they need a quality education, and they need the resources to keep our borders safe and secure.
Going forward, as we work to strengthen our border in the interests of homeland security, we must also recognize the economic importance of immigration reform.
Every language is a world. Without translation, we would inhabit parishes bordering on silence.
Republicans rejected calls for amnesty and we've fought efforts to provide illegal aliens with taxpayer funded benefits. The American people are far closer to our Republican approach to border security than they are to Nancy Pelosi's approach.
The Secure Fence Act, which authorizes the construction of 700 miles of security barriers along the southwest border, has now been sent to President Bush for his signature. This piece of legislation is an important piece of the border security puzzle.
The border sheriffs are locally elected.
They're accountable. They know the territory and the people. And they can respond the most quickly to what is a real national security emergency, because the border is unprotected
Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.
The front line with ISIS isn't just in Iraq and Syria, it's in Kennedy Airport and the Rio Grande. Border security is national security.
We will stop the terrorist attacks before they occur because we will not be prisoners to political correctness. Rather, we will speak the truth. Border security is national security and we will not be admitting jihadists as refugees.
I have been for border security for years.
I voted for border security in the United States Senate. And my comprehensive immigration reform plan of course includes border security.
Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don't let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months.
I support security at the borders. I think security is enormously important in the post-September 11th period. I think we have to know who's coming into this country. We have to be able to identify them; we have to be able to figure out who they are.
I think Donald Trump laid out a series of priorities that doesn't end with border security, it begins with border security.
I believe that our national security lies not just in protecting our borders, but in bridging divides.
Good fences make good neighbors.
First, the constitution [of Ukraine] has to be reformed.
Only then can confidence building and border security follow.
I think we need a real plan, which is why I have offered a much more specific approach to securing the border, fixing the legal immigration system and addressing illegal immigration.
We need to make sure we have secure borders.
No issue is more important to this Congress than securing our borders and protecting our homeland, and I guarantee it is very important to our constituents.
National security begins with border security.
Foreign terrorists will not be able to strike America if they cannot get into our country.
Without the Turkey agreement, tens of thousands of refugees would still be stuck in Greece. The Commission presented proposals for securing Europe's external borders early on, but they languished in the Council for months. As you can see, the Commission isn't asleep. Oftentimes it has to wake up the others.
I'm also particularly pleased that there is bipartisan support to include the input of border communities. Not only will security be strengthened according to Washington, D.C., but border communities will have a say as well.
Secure our borders first. Let us know and let us make sure the American people know that we're taking care of the important business of dealing with the illegal immigration into this country. You cannot begin to address the concerns of the people who are already here unless and until you have made certain that no more are coming in behind them.
Europe has to secure its borders and support those in the neighborhood who share our values.
The fact that the price of gasoline has declined some in recent weeks must not allow Americans to be lulled into a false sense of security. Energy independence must rank along with border security as the top priorities of the United States.
We can still find middle ground, truly secure our borders, deal with those already here and address our labor needs. But those who advocate giving current illegal aliens and future guest workers a special path to citizenship must compromise.
The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states.
My goal is to ensure the Northern Border is safe, secure and allows for the free flow of travel and commerce.
The priority of the Trump administration is to secure the border and deport criminal aliens; people who are not just here illegally but who are violent criminals. That's the goal.
I want to be a very good friend to Indonesia, but there are some things which are non-negotiable. Border protection is just non-negotiable. Maintaining a strong security network is just non-negotiable. I think the Indonesians understand that.
In the frameworks of a peace agreement, a government under my leadership would agree to make real territorial concessions but will not compromise our security borders. We want there to be less friction. We want to remove outposts to help the Palestinian population. We will not reoccupy the Palestinian population.
The people of this country who want their laws enforced and respected, and respected by all, and who want their border secured, are not racists.