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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX-32), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s visit to Dallas:

Yesterday President Obama stopped in Dallas where he discussed the ongoing crisis at the border and his ideas for how to solve it.  Unfortunately, the problem is one of his own doing and his so called solutions are not sufficient to put an end to this crisis.  Instead of proposing productive solutions, President Obama has requested $3.7 billion dollars to enforce policies that have not worked.  Instead of throwing more money at the problem, we should solve our underlying problems at the border and put an end to this crisis once and for all.

The President’s refusal to enforce the law and his unilateral changes to existing law have encouraged immigrants to unlawfully seek refuge in our country.  As a Texan, this issue hits very close to home as our state is left to deal with the ramifications of this Administration’s irresponsible actions.  I remain committed to ensuring that our borders are secure by supporting thoughtful legislation that guarantees efficient use of taxpayer dollars and repairs our severely broken immigration system.  

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