On Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, issued a statement endorsing a bipartisan immigration and border security package.
“For three years, the American people have endured both a border crisis and the open-borders agenda that caused it,” the statement begins.
“Under Democratic blockade, the Republican government had been working feverishly to mend the asylum system, but President [Joe] Biden’s campaign vow to welcome illegal aliens at the border overpowered it. “CBP [U.S. Customs and Border Protection] and ICE [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] had relied on critical tools like ‘Remain in Mexico’ and strong enforcement priorities to stem the tide of illegal arrivals,” he said. “His Administration took away these tools, and the urgent humanitarian and security consequences affect every state.”
McConnell went on, “It’s time to make the President start clearing up his mess and give future leaders new emergency tools and a functional system to bring order back.” I am appreciative of Senator [James] Lankford’s [R-Oklahoma] persistent efforts to guarantee that additional national security legislation starts with prompt and decisive measures to address the situation at our southern border.
“Encouraging foes throughout the globe are putting our credibility and sovereignty to the test right here at home. The problems we confront won’t go away on their own, and our enemies won’t wait for the United States to get the will to confront them. The message ends, saying, “The Senate must carefully consider the opportunity before us and prepare to act.”