Do We Even Have a Border? Opposing HR 6
(Washington, D.C.) - Congressman McClintock today voted NO on HR 6. The Congressman delivered the following remarks on the House floor during debate on the measure:
Do We Even Have a Border?
Opposing HR 6
March 18, 2021
Last year, we finally achieved operational control of our southern border for the first time in decades. The Trump Administration had made it clear that our border would be enforced, and illegal immigration dropped dramatically.
That all ended on January 20th, when Joe Biden issued executive orders to stop deporting illegal immigrants, abandon the border wall, to admit anyone claiming to be under 18, and rescinding the remain in Mexico policy for asylum claims. That message has been heard loud and clear. The border patrol reported more than 100,000 encounters in February alone. That’s the entire population of South Bend, Indiana or Green Bay, Wisconsin. In a single month. And it’s getting worse.
We’re way beyond the debate over whether this is a border crisis. The question now is whether we have a border at all.