(KCAU) — Iowa Rep. Randy Feenstra took a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border over the weekend.
Feenstra visited the Massive Bend Nationwide Park and Presidio, Texas, the place he stated that’s the place the “unhealthy actors” come from.
Feenstra stated it was crucial for him to see what was occurring on the border as a result of it instantly impacts Iowans and the constituents he represents.
He stated border patrols captures roughly six to 10 individuals crossing the border.
“So you will have three or 4 which might be coming throughout that may in all probability be carrying fentanyl or cocaine or have a legal background. All America ought to be very involved, particularly Iowa, as a result of this marks us proper as much as our space with cocaine and fentanyl,” Feenstra stated.
Feenstra stated drug runners journey via the mountainous areas, that are tougher to patrol. He stated border patrol are bringing cocaine and fentanyl throughout the border, and a few of that makes it to Iowa.
“These are sometimes unhealthy actors that need to come throughout and possibly have one thing to cover, like a legal document or issues that they’re taking throughout,” Feenstra stated.
Feenstra stated he’ll proceed to have a loud voice on the difficulty, petitioning for extra help from different lawmakers.
The massive subject right here is, A, the administration and congress, we’ve got to grasp what’s occurring. We’re seeing this large surge coming throughout the border, and we’re seeing unhealthy actors coming throughout the border, 620, and it’s going to have a extremely vital unhealthy final result if we don’t change and provides our border patrol extra capability,” Feenstra stated.