Recently in Mississippi, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) conducted enforcement operations in the Jackson area and apprehended 680 immigrants who were residing in the state of Mississippi illegally.
During this targeted law enforcement operation, adults who had been identified as residing in the United States illegally and undocumented were apprehended and taken to an immigrant processing facility for further questioning and investigation.
While many around the country have expressed outrage that our federal government is enforcing our laws, the bottom line is that anyone who wishes to reside or work in the United States must follow our nation's laws. I would like to thank our federal agents for upholding the rule of law and ensuring public safety.
As liberals who hold the attention of the media advocate for decriminalized illegal immigration, I will continue fighting against attempts to weaken our already flawed immigration system. If someone seeks citizenship in the United States there is a process in place that allows them to apply legally.
American citizens are expected to follow existing laws or face the consequences, this is the same for those who broke our laws from the get-go in order to illegally enter the country. No one in the United States is allowed to circumvent our laws. Period.
Mississippi Shipbuilders Support a Secure Maritime Border Our men and women of the United States Coast Guard interdicted a marine vessel off the coast of California that was carrying 2,100 pounds of cocaine and heading to the United States' coast to distribute this harmful drug into our American communities.
This important drug interdiction mission was performed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett which was built right here in south Mississippi at Ingalls shipyard.
This cutter bears the proud mark of Mississippi’s world-class workforce which continues to deliver high quality ships for our men and women in the Coast Guard. The hard workers at Ingalls play an important role in supporting America's national security mission. They will continue delivering the best ships for the best military for decades to come. I'd also like to thank our Coast Guard for their dedicated service to securing our maritime border.
The US Coast Guard Cutter Midgett
The Week in Pictures
Congressman Palazzo with Officer Timothy Hill, Wiggins Police Chief Barnett,
and Wiggins Mayor Joel Miles
Congressman Palazzo has lunch at the Sawmill restaurant with constituents in Wiggins
Congressman Palazzo greets constituents at Rocky Creek Catfish Cottage in Lucedale
Congressman Palazzo greets Larry and Jackie Shirley at Rocky Creek Catfish Cottage in Lucedale
Congressman Palazzo speaks with Mississippi State Senator Dennis Debar and
constituent Summer Dunnam at Rocky Creek Catfish Cottage
Congressman Palazzo stops in at Fulmer's General Store and greets the owner, Ken Fulmer
Congressional Nominations to US Service Academies Interested in a military service career? Each year, I have the privilege of nominating a limited number of people to four of the five service academies. The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation. For more information, please review my page of Frequently Asked Questions for those seeking a Service Academy Nomination.
Don't forget to attend Academy Day on September 7th to learn more about each of the academies.
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In your service,
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