Steil Visits U.S.-Mexico Border, Sees Crisis Firsthand

October 9, 2019
Press Release

EL PASO, TEXAS—Today, Bryan Steil visited the United States-Mexico border on an official trip with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

“Seeing the border firsthand reinforced my belief that we need to fix gaps in border security. While progress has been made to decrease the influx in illegal immigration and illicit drug trafficking, we can do more. Upgrading technology, building physical barriers, and supporting law enforcement are important to address the crisis. I’m grateful to our men and women at CBP and ICE for their work. I will continue working in Congress to fix our broken immigration system,” said Steil.

On Background:

Earlier this year, Steil voted to pass $4.5 billion to address the humanitarian crisis at the border. This funding supports efforts to prevent human and drug traffickers from entering our country, increase shelter capacity for unaccompanied children, and upgrade operations at the border to respond to the influx of migrants crossing the border. Steil also voted to uphold President Trump’s national emergency declaration at the border.