Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik today led 80 of her colleagues in sending a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas urging him to take action in advance of the 3,000 migrants that will reach our Southern Border in the coming weeks.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is leading a group of 14 U.S. Senators in sending this letter.
“Joe Biden's failed border policies have created the worst crisis at our southern border in 30 years. These policies are now incentivizing mass caravans of illegals to head to our southern border," Stefanik said. "Instead of addressing the root cause of our border crisis, the Biden Administration is doubling down on their failed policies. It is past time for the Biden Administration to take action to secure our southern border and our nation."
“President Biden and Vice President Harris’s political decisions and immigration policies have created a man-made crisis in South Texas cities like Del Rio—hurting local Texas officials, farmers, ranchers, and businesses who are running low on resources to address the massive influx of illegal immigrants in their communities. As another caravan heads to our southern border, President Biden and his administration must reverse these disastrous policies that have emboldened international criminal cartels, human traffickers, and drug smugglers, and enforce federal immigration law to secure the border," Senator Cruz said.
In the letter, the lawmakers wrote that last month a caravan of 10,000 migrants overwhelmed the border personnel and illegally entered Del Rio, Texas. Still, DHS refused to expel migrants, and instead released them into the United States.
Read the full letter here.