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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (Kan.) – ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies – today delivered opening remarks and addressed President Biden’s Executive Order to reduce migrant entries at the southern border during a hearing with Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray.

“President Biden just signed an executive order to limit claims of asylum for those entering our country,” said Sen. Moran. “While action by the President is needed, I’m doubtful that this executive order will make the necessary changes to ensure operational control of our border and that we know who, why and where people are crossing into our country.”

“Last month, it was reported that a suspected member of ISIS had been freely living the United States after illegally crossing the Southern border,” continued Sen. Moran. “Nonetheless, it would take more than two years before that person was arrested on April 17. In another case, an individual on the terrorist watch list was similarly released by the Border Patrol after crossing the southern border. I recognize that these cases most directly implicate failures at DHS, but the FBI also plays a major role in national security screening and facilitating the sharing of information across our government.”

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