Hoeven Statement on Biden Administration Ending Emergency Declaration for Southern Border

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the Biden administration rescinded the emergency declaration for the nation’s southern border. 

“The national emergency issued by the Trump administration was an important tool to help address real security issues at the southern border. Americans want our immigration laws enforced and to secure the border, and this is a move in the wrong direction. The Biden administration should resume construction of the border wall, as well as provide the personnel and technology we need to prevent illegal crossings, as well as drug and human trafficking.”