Homeland Security Committee Returns from Border Bootcamp With Eye-Opening Takeaways
EL PASO, TEXAS—Led by House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Mark E. Green, MD (R-TN), Homeland Security members returned from the Southwest border in El Paso, where they witnessed firsthand the growing border crisis orchestrated by President Biden and Secretary Mayorkas’ dangerous policies and their continued refusal to enforce the laws of our nation.
It’s clearer now more than ever that the failure to enforce law and order at the border is impacting communities across the country. The Biden and Mayorkas Border Crisis continues to fuel drug and gang activity in American communities across the country. As illicit drugs pour across the border, violent cartel and gang activity is occurring in neighborhoods and schools. When the Southwest border is lawless, the fabric of all our communities suffers.
Our nation’s Border Patrol agents are wedged in the middle of this impossible situation as they are forced to assume roles and take on duties that should not be their responsibility and are certainly not what they were trained as law enforcement officers to do. As the Members were reminded during the visit, behind every encounter number, driven by this self-inflicted and deadly crisis, there is a heartbeat not only of a migrant but also of a Border Patrol agent.
Watch the Members share their takeaways here or below.