Hoeven: Biden Administration's Immigration Policies Making Southern Border Crisis Worse

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven delivered remarks on the Senate floor calling on the Biden administration to secure the nation’s southern border. The senator outlined the ongoing crisis as the number of immigrants illegally crossing the southern border was over 234,000 individuals in April 2022 alone.           

“This unprecedented and growing crisis at the southern border is due to the Biden administration’s misguided immigration policies.  This includes the lack of enforcement of key tools, including the Remain in Mexico Policy, Third Safe Country Agreements, and the Title 42 Public Health Order,” said Hoeven.

“I was recently in Del Rio and Eagle Pass, Texas to draw attention to the challenges at the border and to meet with North Dakota Army National Guard Soldiers. Our Guard members are providing support to Customs and Border Protection (CPB) in light of the immigration crisis. Our dedicated CBP officers and agents are working tirelessly to try to fulfill their mission of securing the border, with the added pressure and stress of addressing the humanitarian crisis occurring with the continuing surge of migrants seeking to cross illegally. While they do a great job, they face an impossible task that the Biden administration’s actions are exacerbating.

“At the same time, the ongoing crisis at the southern border is creating significant challenges for northern border operations and the security of our northern border. Northern border personnel and resources continue to be depleted because of the surge at the southern border. This is unacceptable. We need to address the ongoing crisis at the southern border, and ensure that we have the resources we need at both our borders. Border security is vital to national security and we need to secure our borders.”

Hoeven’s full remarks can be viewed here.