Border Security Symposium UPDATE

Illegal immigration poses many threats to our community, ranging from economic strains to safety concerns. Economically, the presence of undocumented aliens can depress wages and job opportunities for residents. Additionally, it burdens public resources such as healthcare and education, leading to strains on social services. From a safety standpoint, porous borders facilitate the entry of criminals, drugs, and even potential terrorists, posing significant challenges for law enforcement and homeland security agencies.

Addressing these threats requires a comprehensive strategy that balances border security with humanitarian considerations and addresses the root causes driving migration.

In light of these threats, the McLean County GOP is hosting a thought-provoking event focusing on the critical issue of border security. This event will feature a keynote by Tom Homan, a renowned expert in immigration enforcement and former acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In addition, several other local experts will address the effects of undocumented aliens on our communities.

Event Details:

  • Date: Friday, March 22, 2024
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Location: DoubleTree Conference Center, 10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington, IL

Mr. Homan brings a wealth of experience and insight into the complexities surrounding immigration policy and enforcement. He played a pivotal role in shaping and implementing immigration policies to safeguard national security and uphold the rule of law.

A special part of the program will include short presentations by elected area officials who will provide up-to-date information on how the deteriorating border security impacts our local community. Immediately prior to the keynote address, we will hear from U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood, State Sen. Sally Turner, and State Sen. Dan Caulkins among others.

Please make your reservation now by using this link by Wednesday, March 20, to confirm your attendance and purchase your tickets. Feel free to extend this invitation to any colleagues or contacts who might be interested in attending.

We look forward to welcoming you to this important event and fostering a productive exchange of ideas.

Most cordially,

Dennis Grundler, Chairman

McLean County Republicans

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