America is a country governed by the rule of law. I have strongly opposed executive amnesty and the spread of sanctuary cities and states that operate as lawless havens for illegal immigrants. Secure countries have secure borders. A wall puts a stop to the caravans of illegal immigrants trying to cross our border, and blocks the flow of drugs, human trafficking, terrorists, and other dangerous criminals. Until we secure our border and ports of entry, every state in our nation will be a border state and every town will be a border town. 

Senator Blackburn Talks Sanctuary Cities, Big Tech on Fox Business

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This evening, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Trish Regan on Fox Business to discuss upcoming legislation on Sanctuary Cities, as well as DOJ investigations into Big Tech.

On Sanctuary Cities
“If you are an entity that is going to prohibit your local law enforcement from working with federal authorities, then we are going to say you don’t need to get some of these grants that could come your direction.” 

On Big Tech
“The central question to this is, ‘Who owns the...

Senators Blackburn, Grassley, Cotton, Hawley Introduce Bill Targeting Trafficking of Unaccompanied Alien Children at Southern Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced S. 1561, the Accountability for Care of Unaccompanied Alien Children Act to protect children from being trafficked at the southern border. 

At a 2018 Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing, a Department of Health and Human Services’ official admitted the agency lost track of nearly 1,500 unaccompanied minors after their release from...

Senator Blackburn: Our Border is Strained to the Breaking Point

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) spoke on the Senate floor today about the ongoing crisis at the Southern border.

To watch the full segment, click below or HERE


Remarks as Prepared

Our border is strained to the breaking point. There is a real humanitarian crisis escalating, with people being stranded in the desert without food or water, at 100 degree weather in summer. 

At the same time, ICE faces mounting challenges on expediting deportations. Abuse and exploitation...

IN THE NEWS: Senator Blackburn Talks Border Security On Fox and Friends

New York, New York – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) joined Fox News Channel’s Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade on the set of Fox and Friends to discuss the urgent need to provide Customs and Border Protection with the necessary resources to secure our border.

Watch the clip below or HERE.

Senator Marsha Blackburn To Vote for Border Security

Washington, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) made the following statement regarding today’s vote on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s resolution to block President Trump’s southern border emergency declaration: 

“Since Congress gave emergency powers to the executive branch in 1976 under the National Emergencies Act, presidents from both political parties have declared national emergencies in the United States over situations far less dire than the security and humanitarian crisis that is...

Senator Blackburn Releases Statement Following State of the Union

Washington, D.C. – Tonight, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) released this statement following President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address before Congress:

“President Trump conveyed an inspiring message and a hopeful vision for our country in tonight’s State of the Union message. He expressed confidence in our nation’s future and extended a hand to Democrats to work together, in unity, to produce results for all Americans.

“Bringing Knoxville Fire Chief D.J. Corcoran as my guest was...

Senator Blackburn Announces Angel Father DJ Corcoran as Guest for State of the Union

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) announced that she will be bringing DJ Corcoran, Knoxville Fire Captain, as her guest to the State of the Union. Captain Corcoran’s son, Pierce, was tragically killed by an illegal alien last month. Congressman Tim Burchett (R-Tenn., 2nd District) will bring Wendy Corcoran, Pierce’s mother, as his guest.

“The tragedy the Corcoran family has endured is one no family should ever have to experience,” said Senator Blackburn. “The...

Senator Blackburn Releases Statement Following President Trump’s Decision to Re-Open the Government

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) made a statement following President Trump’s announcement to re-open the closed portions of the government:

“President Trump has reached a compromise with Democratic and Republican leaders to reopen the federal government with a short term continuing resolution. While this action solves the immediate problem of funding the back pay of 800,000 federal workers, it does not address the urgent need to end the humanitarian crisis on our...

Senator Blackburn Votes to Secure the Border, End Partial Government Shutdown

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) made a statement following her vote to secure the border and end the partial government shutdown:

“President Trump and Leader McConnell are to be commended for putting forth legislation that secures the border and re-opens the closed portions of the government. I voted to support the President’s plan to build the wall, increase border security and open the closed portions of our government. The Democrats’ stubborn refusal to negotiate...

Senator Blackburn Meets with Family of Pierce Corcoran

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) met with D.J., Wendy, and Avery Corcoran, parents and sister of Pierce Corcoran. Pierce was killed in a car accident caused by an illegal immigrant in Knoxville, Tennessee, on December 29, 2018.
“The Corcoran family is to be commended for their strength and fortitude following the death of Pierce,” said Senator Blackburn. “They deserve our most heartfelt condolences and our solemn commitment to secure the border so that no more...