Biden Needs to Come Here
On Friday, I visited the southern border near McAllen, Texas to witness first-hand the horrors of Joe Biden's border crisis. As the former Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, I've visited the border several times, most recently in March 2021. President Joe Biden has not visited the border as President.
I participated in a night tour with law enforcement and an aerial tour led by Customs and Border Protection (CBP). I also met with local landowners.
Every time I come here, I learn something new. I wish I could adequately convey, on a personal level, how profoundly disturbing it is.
- We encountered two unaccompanied six and seven-year-old girls with just a piece of paper in a plastic bag with their birth certificates and an address and a phone number to connect them to somebody they know here in this country.
- We saw the "taunting tree" or "rape tree". That's where human smugglers hang the panties of girls and women as a trophy.
- Last year, we saw a dead body floating in the Rio Grande.
- 3 million migrants have crossed the border since Joe Biden took office. Human traffickers are making $153 million a week. That translates to $18.3 billion per year.
Democratic politics are enriching some of the most evil people on the planet.
Learn More about the Border Crisis
Tweet: Americans need to understand the grotesque reality of open borders. Children are trafficked, women are assaulted. 500 people died in the last year alone. This is all a direct result of Biden's border crisis. Watch my comments from the border wall here.
Watch: News Conference from Texas after border tour.
Chart: Latest numbers on southwest border apprehensions.
News Conference from the U.S. Captiol
After our return from the border, I participated in a press conference on July 20 with my colleagues to relay the first-hand accounts of what we saw. The border ought to have journalists from every outlet covering this human tragedy. Watch it here.
U.S. Border Patrol reports migrants are coming from 150 different countries across the southern border.