Cornyn Again Calls on Biden to Consider Only Bipartisan Bill to Help Border Crisis


In: All News   Posted 05/02/2022
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We know the American people see crime as a big problem, and there are a lot of reasons for that.

"Make no mistake about it. This is both a humanitarian and a security crisis."

"The Biden Administration needs to address the security breakdown at the border because what is happening there has made our communities even more dangerous."

WASHINGTON – Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the consequences of the Biden Administration’s refusal to address the record high numbers of migrants crossing the southern border. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video can be found here.

“During the first year of the Biden Administration, numbers took off like a rocket.”

“An average of 176,000 migrants were apprehended at the southern border each month. One more time. 44,000 for President Obama, 20,000 for President Trump, 176,000 for President Biden. That's nearly nine times as many migrants as we were seeing just four years ago.”

“He's even had plenty of time to work with Congress to pass bipartisan bills, like my Bipartisan Border Solutions Act, which I introduced with Senator Sinema and we now have a number of bipartisan cosponsors and it was filed in the House with bipartisan support as well.”

“Henry Cuellar, a Laredo Democrat, and Tony Gonzalez, from the largest contiguous border district in Texas and in the country, a Republican. So we introduced this bill.”

“We laid it out for the Administration thinking that maybe, just maybe, if their poll numbers got bad enough, they would be looking for a lifeline. They'd be looking for a way out. But the Biden Administration has shown zero interest.”

“But make no mistake about it. This is both a humanitarian and a security crisis. And the Biden Administration's refusal to act has only made things worse.”

“We know the American people see crime as a big problem, and there are a lot of reasons for that.”

“But the Biden Administration needs to address the security breakdown at the border because what is happening there has made our communities even more dangerous.”