Collins Statement on Reduced Illegal Border Crossings

WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement in response to the recent decline in illegal border crossings:

“Sanctuary cities and illegal criminals have been put on notice. From 2016 to 2017, illegal border crossings fell 52% for the period covering February to March. A human smuggler based at our southwest border reports that his business is at an all-time low. He’s considering a career change.

“At the same time, the House continues to work with President Trump to strengthen immigration enforcement policy through legislation like Kate’s Law and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, and it’s clear that 2017 has brought new perspective to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. As President Trump visits our southern border and we consider the status of illegal immigration into our country today, we realize that the safety of Americans and the rule of law are once again non-negotiables.”


Collins managed the rule on the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act when the House passed the bill this June. 

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