Senator Hyde-Smith believes the federal government’s first responsibility is defense of the American people, which includes securing the nation’s borders.  She is a strong proponent of strengthening border security and the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws.  The Senator does not believe in rewarding those who enter the country illegally.

The Senator supports the implementation of a nationwide E-Verify system to ensure a legal workforce and enable American jobs to be filled by legal American workers.


HYDE-SMITH STATEMENT ON BORDER CRISIS LEGISLATION

HYDE-SMITH STATEMENT ON BORDER CRISIS LEGISLATION

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today issued the following statement regarding the Emergency National Security Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2024, the $118 billion compromise bill intended to address the Biden border crisis and national security needs:

“Most Americans understand that, since President Biden took office, the situation at our...

TO FIGHT SIDE-EFFECT OF BORDER CRISIS, HYDE-SMITH COSPONSORS ‘EQUAL REPRESENTATION ACT’

TO FIGHT SIDE-EFFECT OF BORDER CRISIS, HYDE-SMITH COSPONSORS ‘EQUAL REPRESENTATION ACT’

Bill would End the Counting of Illegal Immigrants in Determining Electoral College Votes, Congressional District Apportionment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today cosponsored legislation intended to end the practice of counting illegal immigrants to determine congressional apportionment and, therefore, Electoral College votes.

Hyde-Smith is an original cosponsor of the Equal...

HYDE-SMITH BACKS BLACKBURN’S 'CONTAINER ACT' TO BLOCK ILLEGAL BORDER CROSSINGS

HYDE-SMITH BACKS BLACKBURN’S 'CONTAINER ACT' TO BLOCK ILLEGAL BORDER CROSSINGS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) this week cosponsored legislation to give border states the freedom to establish temporary barriers or structures on federal lands in order to protect their border.

Hyde-Smith is an original cosponsor of the CONTAINER (Creating Obstructions Necessary to Address Illegal and Nefarious Entry Rapidly) Act, which was introduced by U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R...

BORDER SECURITY

BORDER SECURITY

Congressional Record Vol. 169, No. 205
(Senate - December 13, 2023) PDF

  Mrs. HYDE-SMITH. Mr. President, I rise today to once again call 
attention to the crisis at our southern border--the very crisis the 
Biden administration refuses to acknowledge and in not doing so, fails 
t...

BORDER SECURITY

BORDER SECURITY

Congressional Record Vol. 169, No. 16
(Senate - January 25, 2023) PDF

  Mrs. HYDE-SMITH. Madam President, I started the new year by joining 
Senator Blackburn of Tennessee and our new colleague Senator Britt of 
Alabama on a recent tour of the Del Rio Border Sector in Texas.

  We...