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Rick Larsen for Congress


Real Talk

Americans deserve real talk — not oversimplified approaches to complex problems. So here's the deal: yesterday, I voted to terminate Trump's national emergency declaration.

We've spoken about this before: building a wall does not remedy our issues with immigration or national security.

Congress passed bipartisan agreements in both the House and the Senate to provide funding for effective border security. I believe, and many of my colleagues in Congress believe, that the best way to move forward is by:

  • hiring additional Customs and Border Protection agents and additional immigration judges to review asylum cases;
  • investing in technology that would examine vehicles crossing the border;
  • and providing aid for economic development to end corruption in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.

Congress has a Constitutional obligation to serve as a check on the president, and in this case it was appropriate.


Posted on February 27, 2019.

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Rick Larsen represents Washington state's 2nd Congressional District. Rick was born and raised in Arlington and his family has called Northwest Washington home for over a century. Learn more.