Fortenberry Statement on President Trump's National Emergency Declaration

Feb 15, 2019
Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) released this statement today: 

“The border needs to be secure. That is the basis of a lawful, just, and compassionate immigration system. The intensity of the problem has reached emergency status. The legal questions will hopefully engender the right kind of debate in Congress. The fullness of the strategy should now involve mandatory e-verify, stopping visa overstays, and appropriately accommodating the DACA children.”

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry is a Member of the House Appropriations Committee and is the Ranking Member of its Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies