The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin confirmation hearings this week for Pres.-elect Donald Trump's Secretary of Homeland Security nominee Gen. John Kelly. In advance of the hearing, NumbersUSA President and Founder Roy Beck sent the following letter of endorsement to Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.)

Dear Chairman Johnson,

On behalf of the more than 8 million Americans in the on-line network of the NumbersUSA Education & Research Foundation, I am writing to express our support for Gen. John F. Kelly for the position of Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

I believe Gen. Kelly’s knowledge and experience will be essential in transforming our overall immigration policy into one that serves Americans’ interests and keeps our nation safe.

On one front, Gen. Kelly’s first-hand experience with terrorism and border-security issues provides assurance that he will be fully committed and able to protect the physical security of the American people. He recognizes that border surges of any kind, as well as illegal-alien smuggling for any purpose, creates opportunity for terrorists, drug smugglers and other criminal operations.

On the other important immigration-policy front of protecting the economic and quality-of-life interests of the American people, Gen. Kelly is on record as recognizing how seriously unmanaged flows of migration can upset and even collapse a society.

We look forward to working with Gen. Kelly as he manages immigration policies to protect the physical and economic interests of America’s most vulnerable workers, taxpayers and communities.

Roy Beck, President
NumbersUSA Education and Research Foundation

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Updated: Wed, Jul 5th 2017 @ 4:09pm EDT