New York’s 21st Congressional District shares hundreds of miles of border with Canada, and the economic partnership between the U.S. and Canada is vital to North Country small businesses, manufacturers, tourism, and communities.
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik helped pass the Secure the Border Act, the strongest border security bill in the history of Congress. Joe Biden inherited a secure border from President Trump and quickly created a border crisis through his Far Left open border policies. This bill delivers on House Republicans’ Commitment to America to end the border crisis and reinstate President Trump’s border policies. This legislation will end the Biden Administration’s catch and release policy, strengthen the asylum process, resume construction of the border wall, increase the number of border patrol agents, and provide effective border enforcement technology at the Northern and Southern Borders.
As Co-Chair of the bipartisan Northern Border Caucus, Congresswoman Stefanik has consistently worked with Canadian officials, state and local stakeholders, trade organizations, manufacturers, Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, and the United States Border Patrol to improve immigration, trade, and economic relations and partnerships across the Northern Border. She helped pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA), which President Trump signed into law in 2018; and she led the effort to pass the Promoting Travel, Commerce, and National Security Act, to increase commerce and border security between Canada and the United States. Congresswoman Stefanik has led and participated in numerous bilateral delegations and events highlighting the vital importance of Northern Border issues.
Customs and Border Protection and Border Patrol Agents protect the American people and the national security of the United States, as well as ensure strong economic commerce, tourism, and trade across the Northern Border. Congresswoman Stefanik continues to deliver important resources and funds to support them in this critical mission.
Congresswoman Stefanik is strongly against amnesty and has continually voted in favor of measures to strengthen America’s security on both the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico borders. On behalf of North Country farmers, Congresswoman Stefanik continues to strongly advocate for reforms to the broken H-2A program for agricultural labor.