Borders / Immigration

Republican Solution To Securing Our Borders

Offering proven policies to end the humanitarian crisis at the southern border

WASHINGTON, DC— In response to the ongoing, record-breaking crisis at the nation’s southern border, Rep. John Katko (R-NY), lead Republican of the House Committee on Homeland Security, joined by Homeland Security Republicans, American Security Task Force members, House Border Caucus members, and House Republican leadership, proposed a multi-faceted solution to secure our borders and prioritize the safety of Americans. The Border Security for America Act of 2021 would require that the federal government secure our nation’s international borders through the renewal of border wall construction contracts, investments in advanced technologies, and bolstering support for federal law enforcement officers and specialists.

As a result of President Biden’s misguided and destructive border security policies, illegal crossings along the southern border have reached over 1.1 million this year – up 362% from the same time frame last year.

Under President Biden, cartels have built a stronghold along the southern border, using children as pawns to distract Border Patrol Agents as billions of dollars worth of illicit drugs are smuggled across the border and into American communities. Furthermore, CBP seized enough fentanyl so far this year to kill 1.9 billion people, over five times the U.S. population.

Bad actors and criminals are working the system at the southwest border as we’ve seen multiple known or suspected terrorists (KSTs) do this year. It’s more than clear that President Biden and his administration cannot secure our sovereign borders and ensure the safety of all Americans.

“Under President Biden’s weak leadership this border crisis knows no limits as every American community bears the brunt of weak border security,” said Ranking Member Katko, Committee on Homeland Security. “When the southwest border is lawless, it’s the fabric of all our communities that suffers. And that is unacceptable. I am proud to stand with so many of my Republican colleagues to put forth a strong, commonsense alternative to President Biden’s failing and destructive border security policies.”

Link to full Article is below:

Why Borders Matter, LA Times Opinion

Republicans have reason to be optimistic about the potential of immigration as a voting issue — and a potential point of weakness for the Democratic Party. In a Harvard CAPS-Harris poll this month, voters rated immigration just behind the economy and jobs on issues of importance. See link below for details. (June 2021)

Republican vs Democrat thinking on immigration (Oct 2019)

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Florida Senate considering expanding anti-immigrant law (Jan 2022)

Jeb Bush Article

Border / Immigration issues (April 2021)

Biden’s Border Options (3/2021)

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