5 Republican US Reps: Secure the border NOW
By Rep. Andy Biggs, Rep. Matt Gaetz, Rep. Sean Duffy, Rep. John Joyce, Rep. Duncan Hunter
The U.S.-Mexico border is a humanitarian and national security disaster. It is a problem of epic proportions that must be solved. Here is what we five Republican U.S. House members saw on the Arizona-Mexico border last week.
We hadn’t been on the border long when we saw several illegal immigrants apprehended by Border Patrol agents, including a group of 42.
The next day we saw another group of about 40 surrender to Border Patrol agents. Most of the adults were paired with a child, except for the two coyotes (guides) for the group. Each time, there were only two Border Patrol agents to make the interdiction.
Both of these groups consisted of Guatemalan nationals. Each had a child with him or her, because court cases currently dictate that a family unit – an adult with a child, even when the relationship isn’t provable – can be detained together, and the child detained for fewer than 20 days….