Editor’s observe: This story initially aired on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
Because the nationwide media descended on the Rio Grande Valley as a result of immigration scenario on the border, a Republican lawmaker needed to make one factor clear: He believes that the cartel is now in control of the southern border.
“The cartels are controlling our borders,” Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Arizona) mentioned Wednesday in Edinburg. “No individual chooses this river with out the cartel understanding about it and approving it.
Every member of the Home Judiciary Committee had their very own takeaway after touring the border.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) mentioned in the course of the delegation’s go to with Border Patrol, they realized final month was the busiest month within the historical past of Border Patrol.
“I need to inform you in all my years within the Congress, this has been essentially the most disturbing area tour that I’ve ever taken,” mentioned Rep. Tom McClintock (R-California). “Yesterday, we watched, actually, tons of of unlawful migrants crossing the border and turning themselves in to the Border Patrol.
However all place the blame squarely at President Biden’s ft.
“The urgency of a administration to carry as many individuals as they will with no infrastructure on this nation is exceptional and it’s un-American,” mentioned Jackson County Sheriff A.J. Louderback.
Many asking President Joe Biden to vary course instantly.
“We’re going to debate on what their finish sport is, and I ask everybody on the market simply to consider this: These are youngsters we’re speaking about which might be taking this trek,” mentioned Rep. Burgess Owens (R-Ohio). “It’s going to be very tough for a lot of of them to outlive.”
Channel 5 Information had the chance to ask the congressmen what they thought President Biden’s end-game was.
“You’ll be able to’t get into your capitol, however anyone and all people can get into your nation,” mentioned Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio). “ I don’t suppose that’s a great coverage. And we heard from the individuals who reside it on a regular basis that, it’s a very unhealthy coverage.