East Greenbush, NY- Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the following statement following Chief Patrol Agent Robert Garcia's tweet on the historic surge in illegal immigration across the Northern Border, which includes NY-21:

"Joe Biden's Far Left open border policies have caused our Northern Border to see an unprecedented and historic surge in illegal immigration and Kathy Hochul's "Sanctuary State" policies have further incentivized this dangerous surge. Now we have reports of murder and rapes committed by illegal immigrants in Upstate New York. Enough is enough. It is time for Joe Biden to secure our Southern and Northern Border and the quickest way to do that is for Chuck Schumer to pass and Biden to sign into law House Republican's Secure the Border Act, which is the strongest border security bill in history and would put an end to the Biden border crisis."

Chief Patrol Agent Robert Garcia, United States Border Patrol Swanton Sector stated on Twitter tonight:

“Over 6,100 apprehensions from 76 different countries in just 11 months, surpassing the last 10 years combined. Swanton Sector Agents are resolute and determined to hold the line across our 295 miles of border in northeastern New York, Vermont & New Hampshire.”

Swanton Sector Stats:

At the Swanton Sector in Upstate New York on the Nothern Border, we saw an over 1300% increase in illegal immigrant encounters this July compared to July 2020 when President Trump was in office.