November 28, 2012
Hurray for Candice
Michigan Rep. Talks Straight
Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol-- November 28, 2014
Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) is Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
Over the past three years she held a number of hearings that went right to the fundamental issues of border security. Here is part of her opening statement from a hearing held last year.
Last week Barack Obama said the House should pass the wasteful Senate Bill.
A real border security plan has to be able to answer these simple questions: what does a secure border look like; how do we get there; and most importantly how do we measure progress of getting there.
Spending billions of dollars on border security without a way to assess progress is really what we have done that for the last 20 years without truly understanding how effective the additional resources have been or measuring them. -- I am disappointed that the Senate continued this flawed approach with their immigration bill to the tune of $46 billion dollars.
I think without outcome-based metrics, accountability or a standard for success with real teeth, the Senate bill is more of the same it's a Washington solution and that will not deliver results.
I do think that additional resources will be needed to achieve situational awareness, operational control of the border and enhance security at the ports of entry.
But just spending additional resources without a strategy to secure the border or means to hold DHS accountable for a result creates conditions that are ripe for waste. ---Rep. Candice Miller - July 23, 2013
Chairman Miller has nailed the border issues. Let's hope Speaker Boehner listens to her.
Related: See Glenn's talk --- "What is Border Security and How Will We Know When We Have It?"