Transcript of Congressman Higgins’ speech:
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 4760, the Securing America’s Future Act of 2018. I’m a cosponsor of this legislation.
I remind all my colleagues that a sovereign nation cannot stand without sovereign borders.
I remind my colleagues on both sides of the aisle that we are representatives of citizens of the 50 sovereign states of America. We have not been elected by citizens of Mexico, or Nicaragua, or El Salvador.
We represent American interests. This is an America first bill. It secures America’s southern borders.
I urge all my colleagues to embrace their oath and to recognize their service to the citizens that depend upon sound, decisive measure from this body.
I yield back.”