Congressman Barry Moore, R-Alabama, and Mark Meadows, former chief of staff for President Donald Trump, co-authored an op-ed for Fox News detailing the Biden administration’s border crisis and how Trump-era policies that could successfully reform the broken immigration system.
“Only a few hundred yards from our southern border, cranes and building materials for the Trump administration-sponsored border fencing improvement initiative remain unused,” Moore and Meadows wrote. “Little more than the stroke of President Biden’s pen parked the now-idle cranes and bulldozers, and his decision to reverse the critical border security measures President Trump spent the last four years putting in place has yielded the gravest humanitarian and national security crisis at our southern border in decades.”
“With the total number of southern border crossings for this fiscal year already exceeding half a million even before we’ve reached peak crossing season, one thing is abundantly clear: our southern border is overrun,” Moore and Meadows wrote. “Only a few hundred yards from our southern border, cranes and building materials for the Trump administration-sponsored border fencing improvement initiative remain unused.”
“Little more than the stroke of President Biden’s pen parked the now-idle cranes and bulldozers, and his decision to reverse the critical border security measures President Trump spent the last four years putting in place has yielded the gravest humanitarian and national security crisis at our southern border in decades.” Moore and Meadows wrote. “In the month of March alone, our country reached a grim nearly 20-year high of unlawful border crossings with more than 172,000 migrants being taken into custody – including nearly 19,000 unaccompanied minors.”
“Biden has surrendered our borders to the dangerous cartels who have been more than happy to take over in the Biden administration’s absence,” Moore and Meadows wrote. “The result has been dangerously overcrowded detention facilities, filled with men, women and children indebted to the cartels whom they paid to smuggle them across the border.”
Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, has been equally critical of the Biden administration’s handling of the border situation.
“The Biden Administration is supposedly working to find the ‘root cause’ of the #BidenBorderCrisis,” Brooks wrote. “That’s perplexing because conservatives already know the ‘root cause’ is Joe Biden’s October 22, 2020 promise of amnesty and citizenship to every illegal alien in America. Joe Biden should put Americans first and retract his dangerous enticement to break into America.”
Brooks is a 2022 candidate for U.S. Senate.
According to official Customs and Border Protection apprehension numbers for the month of April, CBP recording more than 178,000 apprehensions in April. Border Patrol agents apprehended as many as 6,000 illegal aliens in one day during this stretch. In March, CBP apprehended more than 172,000 individuals trying to cross the border and enter the U.S. illegally. March and April were the highest consecutive monthly total in more than 15 years:
Lora Ries is part of the Heritage Foundation’s Homeland Security team.
“President Biden’s border crisis continues unabated. In just two months, more than 350,000 illegal aliens have been apprehended trying to cross our southern border,” Reis said following release of the April report. “CBP officials also estimate more than 185,000 illegal aliens this fiscal year have evaded apprehension entirely and are already in the U.S. These numbers are unacceptable, and they are unsustainable. The crisis is being driven by unaccompanied minors (UACs) and family units, most of whom are being released into the interior and are here to stay, as DHS’ own numbers show. The Biden administration’s goal is obvious for any willing to see it: release historic numbers of illegal aliens into the interior, while undermining law enforcement’s ability to remove them. There is nothing good for America in this.”
Moore is currently in his first term representing Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District. Moore previously served two terms in the Alabama House of Representatives from 2014 to 2018. Moore is a veteran and small businessman, with a degree from Auburn University.