Rep. Andy Biggs (left), former Caucus Chair Lamar Smith, and Rep. Brian Babin
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Brian Babin (TX-36) and Andy Biggs (AZ-05) have announced that they will co-chair the Border Security Caucus for the 116th Congress.
“It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to co-chair the Border Security Caucus for the 116th Congress. Promoting the safety and security of American citizens is my top priority in Congress, and we cannot sufficiently protect them with status quo border policies. Solving the humanitarian and security crisis at our border is one of the defining issues of our time, and I look forward to working with Congressman Biggs and other colleagues to meet this challenge.” – Congressman Brian Babin
“I am honored to join Congressman Babin in co-chairing the Border Security Caucus for the 116th Congress. As a member of a border state, I see, first hand, the necessities for securing the border and giving our Border Patrol agents the resources they deserve. Border security is a national security issue, and it must not be delayed any longer; there are far too many miles of border lands left open. I look forward to working with Congressman Babin and other members of the caucus to accomplish this mission.” – Congressman Andy Biggs
Leading immigration policy experts greeted the announcement with enthusiasm.
“Congressman Biggs and Congressman Babin have both made border security and interior enforcement a top priority since they came to Washington,”said Dan Stein, President of FAIR.“Having both come from districts in the southwest— where the negative impacts of illegal immigration are often in the spotlight— it is no surprise to see them step up to lead the Congressional Border Security Caucus for the 116th Congress. FAIR encourages all members to participate in Caucus activities and looks forward to working with the Caucus to ensure that America’s borders are secure.”
“I believe the more than 9 million Americans in our NumbersUSA online immigration reduction activist network will be pleased to see the Border Security Caucus leadership assumed by Rep. Brian Babin and Rep. Andy Biggs, two of the brightest stars among recent Members of Congress,”said Roy Beck, President of NumbersUSA.“Together, they have taken 85 actions on immigration that favor the economic interests of American workers, especially the most vulnerable, and the quality-of-life interests of local communities nationwide. Both have earned stellar A+ ratings. We look forward to their making the Caucus a powerful force for immigration policies in the national interest.”
Members of the Caucus will meet monthly to discuss solutions to improve border security and with leading policy experts.