Senator Cornyn

VIDEO: Cornyn on the Biden Border Crisis: ‘Enough is Enough’

November 29, 2023

Enough is enough. We're not going to proceed to this emergency supplemental that the President has asked for unless and until policy changes are made.

The City of Eagle Pass has lost at least $500,000 during a closure of a bridge due to the influx of migrants.

We're not going to miss this opportunity to get true policy changes which help stem the flow of illegal migration across the border.

WASHINGTON – Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) stressed the need for substantive policy changes in any supplemental funding bill to address the crisis at our southern border after a key international bridge in Eagle Pass was closed to allow Customs and Border Patrol officers to process another influx of migrants. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video can be found here.

“We have a 1,200 mile common border with Mexico, and illegal immigration, drug smuggling, and everything that goes along with it has been something that we’ve had to live with.”

“We have been met with complete intransigence by the Biden administration and by the majority here in the Senate when it comes to solving some of these problems.”

“Enough is enough. We’re not going to proceed to this emergency supplemental that the President has asked for unless and until policy changes are made.”

“Eagle Pass Mayor Rolando Salinas has said that the City of Eagle Pass has lost at least $500,000 during a closure of a bridge due to the influx of migrants.”

“The benefits of that trade and legitimate commerce are being denied because resources at our bridges and ports of entry are being overwhelmed.”

“We’re not going to miss this opportunity to get true policy changes which help stem the flow of illegal migration across the border.”

“Secretary Mayorkas, who’s been an absolute, unmitigated disaster as Secretary of Homeland Security… continues to show up, testify under oath, and to lie when he says the border is secure. Anybody with eyes in their head can tell that that’s not true.”

“We’re not going anywhere on this supplemental appropriation bill until and unless acceptable provisions are made to change the policies that currently implement the Biden Border Crisis and to staunch the flow of drugs and people across the border.”