Cong. Tony Gonzales Leads Reps. Bice, Steil on Border Visit to Del Rio, Keeps Focus on Biden Border Crisis
"I appreciate my colleagues Representatives Steil and Bice for coming down to see the crisis firsthand in an effort to find long term solutions in Congress.”
Texas Insider Report: DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Representatives Tony Gonzales (TX-23), Stephanie Bice (OK-05) and Bryan Steil (WI-01) visited the border city of Del Rio, Texas on Monday to meet with the Del Rio Sector Border Patrol, tour the International Bridge (at right) that recently served as a shelter to illegal Haitian immigrants, while holding a roundtable with Border Patrol leadership, Texas Department of Public Service and the National Guard.
At the end of September, almost 15,000 migrants were camped at the bridge, waiting processing from border patrol with hopes of entry into the United States.
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“The escalation of the migrant crisis has culminated to the worst conditions at the border I have ever seen,” said Cong. Tony Gonzales (TX-23,) who organized the visit.
“With more migrants on the way in Central and South America, it is imperative that we provide border patrol, law enforcement and other agencies with all the necessary tools they need to secure our southern border.
"I appreciate my colleagues Representatives Steil and Bice for coming down to see the crisis firsthand in an effort to find long term solutions in Congress,” said Gonzales.
“President Biden’s open border policies have created an illegal immigration crisis,” said Cong. Bryan Steil (WI-1). Today, I saw the problem first hand.
"Since President Biden took office, Border Patrol has encountered over 1.2 million illegal migrants at our southern border. President Biden ended construction of the wall and is sending the message that our borders are open. We must provide our Border Patrol officers with the resources necessary to carry out their mission, secure the border, and end this self-inflicted crisis,” Steil said.
“I'm traveling to Del Rio, Texas to see the situation at the border with my own eyes,” said Cong.. Bice (OK-5).
“While most Oklahomans may assume immigrants crossing the border are from Mexico or Central American countries, people from more than 90 countries have been apprehended at our southern border.
"The national security aspects of letting so many people cross our border is extremely concerning. After hearing from border patrol agents, Texas National Guardsmen and Texas Department of Public Safety on the ground in Del Rio, it could not be more obvious that the situation is out of control.
"President Biden and his administration must stop ignoring what’s happening at our border and address this crisis,” said Bice.