Senator Cornyn

VIDEO: On Fox, Cornyn Discusses Texas SCOTUS Case Challenging Biden Admin’s Failing Border Policies

November 29, 2022

Congress has spoken and said particularly in cases where migrants have committed aggravated felonies they must be detained.

This is a really important case because the Biden Administration has run up the white flag when it comes to enforcing our border.

The Biden Administration is essentially saying we ought to grant amnesty to anybody and everybody who comes across the border and that is not what the law says.

WASHINGTON – Today on Fox News’ America Reports, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) shared his reaction after hearing the oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court this morning in the Texas and Louisiana case challenging the Biden Administration’s policies on migrant detention and apprehension. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video can be found here

“Congress has spoken and said particularly in cases where migrants have committed aggravated felonies they must be detained. This is a really important case because the Biden Administration has run up the white flag when it comes to enforcing our border.”

“Millions of people coming across [the border], overwhelming our capacity to distinguish between economic migrants, the valid applicants for asylum, or people with criminal records, sex traffickers or drug runners. It’s out of control.” 

“In essence, what happened is Secretary Mayorkas issued a memorandum that undercut the congressional mandate or requirement that violent criminals shall be detained and said, ‘There’s too many of them, we can’t do it,’ arguing that they can cherry pick when to enforce a law and when not to enforce a law. That can’t stand.”

“The Biden Administration is essentially saying we ought to grant amnesty to anybody and everybody who comes across the border and that is not what the law says. And they refused to enforce the law.”