Feb 20 2024

Senators Graham, Scott In Eagle Pass, Texas

WASHINGTON – On Friday, U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) visited the southern border in Eagle Pass, Texas. They met with officials from U.S. Border Patrol Del Rio Sector, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Laredo Field Office, and Homeland Security Investigations San Antonio, and toured the Del Rio Sector soft-sided facility and the Eagle Pass Port of Entry on the Eagle Pass International Bridge.

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Senator Graham said on Friday:

“President Biden’s border policy choices have led to a security nightmare for our country. I have never been more worried about another 9/11 than I am right now.

“I greatly appreciate my good friend, Senator Tim Scott, traveling down to Texas with me. Tim and I came here to listen and learn, and we learned a lot. Policy changes to stop this can be made by President Biden without a new law, even though I am willing to change the law.

“Here’s what we learned. I asked officials on the ground, what can we do to improve the situation at our southern border? They said three things: Go back to Remain in Mexico, start deporting people at a greater level, and start putting people in jail for poisoning America with illegal drugs and human trafficking. These three things create deterrence, and can be done by President Biden without passing a single law.

Responding to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-New York) criticism:

“We’re being criticized by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer who has worked hand-in-hand with President Biden to create this mess. I urge Senator Schumer, President Biden and any other colleagues to go to the border to see this for themselves.

“I voted no on the Senate’s bipartisan border bill because even though it had many good aspects, it was inadequate to the task at hand.

“At the end of the day, I chose to be in Texas, not the Munich Security Conference. I want to help Ukraine too. But we have to show the American people we are serious about securing our southern border before we help other countries.”

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