I’m extremely pleased that my colleagues recognize the importance of allowing the National Guard to assist in securing America’s borders. With the passage of my amendment we are a step closer to the secure borders the American people are demanding.

The Border Patrol is doing a great job under overwhelming circumstances, and they deserve all the support we can give them. With the National Guard in a supporting role, our border security efforts will be much more efficient and we will be able to reduce the amount of crime on the borders, most of which affects the immigrants themselves.