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October 17, 2019

Inhofe Supports President Trump in Efforts to Build the Wall

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) praised President Trump’s commitment to securing the southern border by voting to uphold the president’s veto on legislation that would have revoked the emergency declaration.

“The case for the President’s emergency declaration is clear—we need to take action now to build the wall. I’ve visited the border seven times and this fact is more apparent than ever. I applaud the president for his veto and look forward to continuing working with him to secure our border.”  

Background:

In August, Inhofe visited the U.S.-Mexico border where he had a first of its kind meeting. You can read more about the visit here and here.

In July, Inhofe reintroduced the Asylum Abuse Reduction Act. This legislation will complement the President’s work to build a wall by addressing immigration loopholes to strengthen the integrity of the asylum process to ensure that it is only used by individuals who are genuinely seeking asylum. Read here.

Inhofe voted in March and again in September of this year to reject similar legislation and supported the president’s veto in March.

In March, Inhofe authored an op-ed in the Washington Post outlining why he’s supporting President Trump and the emergency declaration. Read here.

In January, Inhofe reintroduced the WALL Act, legislation that would fully fund the border wall along the southern border. Read here.

 


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