The “humanitarian” funding bill that my Democrat colleagues are trying to pass tonight is anything but that.
This bill will continue to enshrine catch and release of illegal aliens.
It will continue to facilitate human trafficking.
This bill perpetuates the border crisis. pic.twitter.com/SwvPaAl014
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) June 26, 2019
On Tuesday, Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs blasted Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats for H.R. 3401, the Border Supplemental Appropriations Act.
Bigss expressed concern that if the bill were to become law, Border Patrol agents “on the front lines would further have their hands tied in trying to bring our southern border under control. This bill does nothing to secure our border, address the massive influx of illegal aliens, or close the asylum loopholes that are being exploited by criminal cartels. It is irresponsible legislation that encourages the rampant lawlessness at the border.”
Biggs accused Pelosi and Democrats of “doing nothing,” except “worsening the situation.”
Rep. Raul Grijalva was the only member of Pelosi’s caucus in Arizona to defend the bill:
Border communities have shown these children and families the only compassion and human empathy they have experienced in this country. I’m hopeful that this funding will direct resources to the border so that asylum-seeking children & families are treated with humanity & dignity.
— Raul M. Grijalva (@RepRaulGrijalva) June 26, 2019
“We are abandoning our Border Patrol and ICE agents and innocent Americans around the country who are affected by this crisis,” stated Biggs in a press release. “We are sacrificing our safety and sovereignty to please the open-borders special interests. This is dereliction of duty, and the American people should not stand for this bureaucratic insanity any longer. They deserve better from Washington, D.C.”
Biggs wasn’t the only Arizona lawmaker to criticize the bill.
Democrats are FINALLY admitting that there is a crisis at our border, but yet are still playing politics with humanitarian aid. pic.twitter.com/5pT1k4h5r1
— Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (@RepDLesko) June 25, 2019