My constituents want their government to secure the border, and that will be my first priority as their Representative. Ultimately, this is an issue of national security, and securing our borders is the first step towards a workable immigration reform plan.The federal government has continuously failed to do its job, and Border States and governors are struggling to pick up the pieces because of Washington’s failure to enforce existing laws and work towards reform. I will not support legislation that rewards individuals for breaking the law. We need to address the root problem and reform our legal immigration system so those who want to come here to work can do so in a respectable and fair process.
For more information concerning my work and views on Immigration Reform, please contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you.
More on Immigration Reform
Washington, D.C. – Today, House Republicans held a morning conference to discuss the border crisis. Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) shares his reaction to the meeting and hope for a plan to respond to the crisis:
“At the House Republican conference this morning, we discussed a variety of ideas on how to handle the border crisis. It is very important that we put America first and turn the tap off. There are six tenants I would like to see in the plan that will be announced by House leadership next week:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood), along with the entire Texas Republican delegation, sent a letter to President Obama imploring him to address the crisis on the border.
In the letter, Texas members urged the President to take five actions in an effort to stem the tide of illegal entry into the United States:
Washington, D.C. – Over the past weekend, Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) traveled down to McAllen, Texas to tour the border with various officials and the Texas Department of Public Safety. Congressman Weber made the following statement regarding his trip:
“On Thursday, I traveled down to McAllen, where I then spent the weekend touring the border with fellow Congressman Louie Gohmert, Senator Ted Cruz, Glenn Beck, Dana Loesch and various Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) officials.
The current crisis at the border is unparalleled in our history. Every day hundreds, if not thousands, of unaccompanied migrant children cross our southern border. Over 50,000 have crossed the border so far this year. The tide shows no sign of stopping with the Department of Homeland Security projecting a total of 100,000 unaccompanied children crossing the border for the fiscal year on September 30. Texas, my home state, has borne the brunt of this flood of immigration, having detained over 37,000 illegal immigrants since the year began.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) today introduced H.R. 5014, the Illegal Entry Accountability Act of 2014. The legislation would hold Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador accountable for illegal immigration by immediately suspending all U.S. foreign aid to these Central American nations until Congress determines sufficient action is taken to mitigate unlawful U.S.-Mexico border crossings by their respective citizens.
ALVIN, TX – On Monday, August 26 the Alvin Tea Party Patriots hosted a forum where Congressman Randy Weber answered questions from panelists on specific topics, such as limited government, fiscal responsibility, free market economy, ObamaCare and Immigration Reform. The Congressman also took written questions from the audience on a variety of questions.
Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, House Republicans held a conference wide meeting to discuss the topic of immigration reform. Congressman Weber (R-Friendswood) made the following statement:
“While I appreciate House Leadership meeting with the House Republican Conference to discuss immigration reform, I do not believe a two-hour meeting is sufficient. I am calling for a weekend conference to allow us an opportunity to exhaustively discuss the matter.
Washington, D.C. - Today, Speaker Boehner announced that he would not bring immigration reform to the floor for the vote if there were not a majority of Republicans supporting the legislation. Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) made the following statement: