Van Duyne Implores President Biden to Address the Escalating Border Crisis
I recently joined Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21) and 50 House Republican colleagues in sending a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to address the escalating crisis at our southern border.
As the letter points out, over the last week, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents have seen the average daily flow of migrants soar to more than 3,500 migrants, up from 2,000 earlier last month. CBP hasn’t seen numbers like this since the height of the immigration crisis in the summer of 2019.
“Despite these rising numbers, on your first day as President, you signed multiple Executive Orders (EO) aimed at dismantling the security of our borders - rescinding policies from the Trump Administration that were working as intended to halt the flow of illegal migration,” we wrote. “The Biden directives on stopping the building of border infrastructure, revoking policies aimed at carrying out interior enforcement, halting deportations for 100 days, and suspending the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) enrollment have all communicated that our borders are open.”
“Mr. President, the fundamental responsibility of the federal government is to protect America, not to ignore the law and to actively encourage, incentivize, and facilitate illegal migration in ways that empower cartels and endanger both American citizens and migrants wrongly being encouraged to succumb to the perilous journey,” the letter concludes. “Given the emergency that this presents to the United States, we ask that you instruct Secretary Mayorkas to provide immediate briefings to all members of the U.S. House on this matter. This is not a political game - we implore you not let ideology blind your Administration to the need to secure the border, to defend Americans, and to prevent another cartel-empowering humanitarian crisis.”
To read the full text of the letter, click here.