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Lawmakers Head to US-Mexico Border for Security Talks

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Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, will spend three days in southern Texas and California with other House lawmakers to review border security, according to the Washington Examiner. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 13 October 2017 12:33 PM

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., will head a bipartisan group of House lawmakers who will travel to the U.S. border with Mexico to review security, the Washington Examiner reports.

Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and the other lawmakers will spend three days in southern Texas and California, the Examiner reported. 

"Next week, members traveling to the Rio Grande Valley and San Diego sectors will meet with federal officials who work every day to secure our borders, enforce our immigration laws, and combat human and drug smuggling," he said. "We will hear from them regarding the challenges they face to better inform us on how to improve our nation's immigration laws.

"The Trump administration has reversed many of the Obama administration's policies that caused disorder at our nation's southwest border and is enforcing the law as written by Congress. As a result of consistent enforcement of the law, illegal border crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border dropped dramatically at the beginning of the Trump administration. However, illegal border crossings are rising again despite the best efforts of the Trump administration, demonstrating that Congress needs to close existing legislative loopholes and provide additional, long-needed legislative tools."

Goodlatte recently spoke on the House floor calling for the strengthening of enforcement of immigration laws and securing the border.

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Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., will head a bipartisan group of House lawmakers who will travel to the U.S. border with Mexico to review security, the Washington Examiner reports.
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