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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today released the following statement after introducing an amendment to Senator Bernie Sanders’ reckless tax and spending spree to support the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws and to address the humanitarian crisis at the southern border:

“We have an appalling humanitarian crisis at the southern border because of the record levels of illegal border crossings. Last month, Customs and Border Patrol encountered well over 200,000 individuals attempting the dangerous and deadly trek to cross the southern border. Just recently, tens of thousands of these individuals have been released into our country without an official court date.

“The Biden administration’s rollback of immigration laws has not only magnified the humanitarian crisis, but it has left our law enforcement with the impossible task of trying to slow the flow of illegal crossings while also attempting to stop drug, weapon and human traffickers from entering the country. My amendment simply states the importance of the Biden administration to enforce the existing immigration laws.

“Voting no on this amendment signals the Democrats’ refusal to acknowledge we have a humanitarian crisis at our southern border and an unwillingness to support our existing immigration laws. I urge my colleagues to vote yes on this straightforward amendment.”

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