This is a country founded by immigrants and built on their hard work and dedication to the idea of a country created for the people and by the people. But America's current immigration problems have become a threat to our economy and our national security. We must crack down on illegal immigration and those who employ illegal aliens without threatening the American dream for those who play by the rules. I have long supported legislation to secure the U.S. – Mexico border, including prohibiting the creation of a NAFTA Superhighway and toughening up immigration laws. Legal immigration is good for our country but we must be watchful of those that try to take advantage of our system in order to keep our families and friends safe.
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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s announcement of an agreement with Mexico and their commitment to address the humanitarian and security crisis at the United States’ Southern border:
“The agreement between President Trump and Mexico is fantastic news for the American economy, American security, and America’s producers. Tonight, we witnessed the President’s ability to negotiate bring a change to the United States.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after voting to oppose the termination of President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) released the following statement after news of President Trump’s executive actions to strengthen American border security:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s recent announcement that he will issue an executive order to prevent the deportation of millions of immigrants who entered the United States illegally.
This year we have witnessed an astounding surge of illegal immigration, specifically from the countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. It’s been estimated that over 57,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border since October of last year. Consequently, state and local governments are finding themselves overwhelmed by the sudden responsibility to provide care and housing for these thousands of children and teenagers.