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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today spoke on the Senate Floor regarding Secretary Mayorkas and President Biden’s inaction to address the humanitarian and national security crisis at the southern border. In FY2023, U.S. Customs and Border Protection had approximately 2.5 million encounters along the southern border. The number of encounters in 2020 was 458,000. 


“Though Congress has provided our southern border with resources for physical security, walls, fencing and personnel, illegal immigration is at an all-time high,” said Sen. Moran. “While money and programs are important, we need to change the administration’s policies to end encouraging migrants to come to the United States.”


“Secretary Mayorkas and President Biden’s years of inaction have created a national security crisis which allows illegal immigrants, terrorists, foreign nationalists and deadly substances to flood our nation,” continued Sen. Moran. “Instead of changing or enforcing policies, the administration issued rail closures as a poor attempt to slow the flow of migrants that damaged agriculture communities across the nation. Again, Secretary Mayorkas and President Biden are harming Americans instead of protecting them.”


“Ultimately, we must reward those who follow the law and have consequences for those who break them,” said Sen. Moran. “Enforcing immigration laws is an absolute necessity, and I will continue to work with my colleagues to put an end to this crisis for the sake of our communities, states and country.”

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