Rep McCarthy sounds alarm on border crisis

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23)

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy lead his second Congressional Delegation to the southern border on Monday, April 25th.

Why We Went

In March 2021, Leader McCarthy led a delegation of House Republicans to the southern border and sounded the alarm that President Biden’s open border policies would lead to chaos. Unfortunately, this prediction proved true.

President Biden and his appointed border czar, Vice President Harris, ignored the obvious warning signs, refused to secure our southern border, and neglected their most basic responsibilities of protecting our sovereignty.

Today the border crisis is exploding – but the Biden administration is about to make this unprecedented catastrophe even worse by rescinding Title 42.

House Republicans stand with our brave Border Patrol agents on the front lines of this crisis, and we demand that the Biden administration reverse their decision to end Title 42 and fully enforce the immigration and border security laws of our nation.

Biden’s Border Crisis

This past March alone there were 221,303 border encounters – the highest monthly total yet under the Biden administration. And with the end of Title 42 looming, the Department of Homeland Security is anticipating up to 18,000 border encounters each and every day.

So far 2,499,190 known illegal border crossings have occurred under the Biden-Harris administration — plus thousands of daily “got-aways” who evade Border Patrol.

The crisis at our southern border has only gotten worse because President Biden has failed to reverse his disastrous open border policies.

What’s At Stake

The border crisis has turned every American community into a border town. Here are just a few of the ways this crisis has endangered all Americans:

Deadly fentanyl is flooding across the southern border and into American communities. Fentanyl overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans aged 18-45 years old. Earlier this month, the DEA even warned of a “nationwide spike” in fentanyl overdose deaths as illegal border crossing continued to soar. This deadly drug primarily flows into the U.S. by being smuggled across the southern border.

President Biden’s open border policies present a national security threat. Last year, Border Patrol apprehended 23 terrorism suspects at the southern border, according to publicly released Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data. Worse, Border Patrol is overwhelmed by the massive influx of migrants. Every day there are thousands of “got-aways” who evade detection and enter our country illegally. The question the Biden administration should be asking is: Who are we not catching?

The border crisis empowers the cartel and enriches human traffickers. President Biden’s border policies are anything but humane. The journey to our southern border is dangerous for migrants – unaccompanied children are often exploited and bad actors are profiting from the violence.

Story First Published: 2022-04-29