Fifty-two House Republicans are urging President Joe Biden to take steps to secure the border with Mexico and “prevent another cartel-empowering humanitarian crisis.”
Their comments came in a letter spearheaded by Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas.
“Mr. President, the fundamental responsibility of the federal government is to protect America, not to ignore the law and to actively encourage, incentivize, and facilitate illegal migration in ways that empower cartels and endanger both American citizens and migrants wrongly being encouraged to succumb to the perilous journey,” they said in the letter dated Tuesday.
“Given the emergency that this presents to the United States, we ask that you instruct [Homeland Security] Secretary [Alejandro] Mayorkas to provide immediate briefings to all members of the U.S. House on this matter. This is not a political game — we implore you not let ideology blind your Administration to the need to secure the border, to defend Americans, and to prevent another cartel-empowering humanitarian crisis.”
The letter also states: “It is concerning to see your administration perceives our border security issues as a political game instead of the very serious threat open borders provide to Americans and the migrants seeking to come here.”
The Epoch Times noted on his first day in office, Biden signed executive orders and issued memos to temporarily suspend deportation of those in the U.S. illegally.
In addition, he has terminated the emergency order used by former President Donald Trump to justify construction of the wall on the U.S border with Mexico.
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