May 11 2023

Secure Our Border!

Did you know that more than one million “gotaway” migrants have eluded Customs and Border Patrol agents since the day President Biden took office?

The crisis at our border has put Americans at risk and Joe Biden has sat on his hands.

Today, Title 42 - the Remain in Mexico policy - expired, and the Biden Administration had no plans to replace it.  After minimal support for border patrol and law enforcement, Joe Biden is now taking away one of the most important tools those on the front lines had for dealing with the crisis he created.  It’s about to go from bad to much, much worse.

And even Joe Biden knows it.  Just two days ago he admitted that “we’ve had chaos at the border for a number of years.”  If he knows that there’s been chaos, why is he going to make it worse instead of taking steps to fix it?  Say it ain’t so, Joe.

That’s the difference between the President and House Republicans: we’re not going to sit idly by while border patrol agents are overrun by a surge of migrants.

That is why the House today passed H.R. 2, the Securing Our Border Act, which would take several steps to deal with the crisis at the border: first, it requires the Biden Administration to restart construction on President Trump’s border wall.  It also increases the number of border patrol agents and gives them the tools they need to do their job.  Moreover, it ends catch and release and other dangerous immigration policies that put the safety of Americans across the country at risk.

I am proud to cast my vote for this bill because we can’t tolerate President Biden’s #AmericaLast policies that harm our citizens but roll out the red carpet for illegal migrants to enter our country.

Republicans have a plan to address the catastrophe on the southern border, while President Biden and Democrats are just turning a blind eye to the problem.  That’s not a solution.  I hope my colleagues on the other side of the aisle will have a change of heart and work with us to fix our broken immigration system, pass H.R. 2 in the Senate, and send it to the President’s desk to become law.