Reform Bill a First Step

While I hoped the final Intelligence Reform bill would have reflected the version passed by the House, I ultimately believe that it is a good first step to address the issue of illegal immigration.

Over the past few weeks, representatives like our own David Dreier worked to preserve provisions from the House passed bill, such as the completion of the U.S.-Mexico border fence and the prohibition on giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. Although these specific components were not included in the final bill, Dreier and other House leaders were able to maintain several components, such as increasing the number of Border Patrol agents and implementing a surveillance program of the southwest border. I am confident that Dreier and his colleagues will continue to press this important issue in the next Congress.

Jack Etter


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