Tom has always believed that border security is the most important component of our immigration policy. Tom voted in favor of the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which authorized the building of 700 miles of fence along the southern border. In 2014, when thousands of illegal immigrants were crossing our border from Central America, Tom opposed the housing of these illegals at Fort Sill. Within weeks, the Obama Administration closed their detention facility at Fort Sill. Tom stood strong for sending these illegal immigrants back to their country of origin as quickly and humanely as possible.
Tom also supported the federal lawsuit that has halted President Obama’s attempt to circumvent the law and halt deportations of those living here illegally.