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Britt joins senators Blackburn, Hyde-Smith in border visit

The senators are touring drug and human trafficking hotspots along the border.

Sen. Katie Britt speaks with Border Patrol officials at a briefing in Eagle Pass, Texas on Jan. 9, 2023.
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Senator Katie Britt joined Senator Marsha Blackburn, R-Texas, and Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Mississippi, at the Del Rio Sector of the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday evening to observe ongoing issues at the border.

The senators met with leadership from the National Border Patrol Union and officials from the Texas Department of Public Safety for an operational briefing before departing to observe human and drug trafficking hotspots along the border.

“Unlike President Joe Biden, we are headed to Eagle Pass, Texas, where the real border crisis is occurring. We will receive an unsanitized, firsthand view of the damage from President Biden’s open border policies,” said senators Britt, Blackburn and Hyde-Smith in a joint statement. “The Biden Administration stopped construction of the border wall, halted deportations, suspended ‘Remain in Mexico,’ and stopped enforcing border security policies. The first thing President Biden must do is enforce the immigration laws that are currently on the books.”

Eagle Pass, directly on the Mexican border, is one hotspot for border crossings.

Biden visited the border on Sunday for the first time since taking office after announcing new measures to more rapidly expel migrants illegally crossing the border.

Jacob Holmes is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can reach him at [email protected]

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