On the heels of her visit to the Texas-Mexico border—where she met with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials and agents—U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) joins Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and the Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, including fellow Iowa Senator, Chuck Grassley, in commending the men and women of CBP for their honorable service.

“Having just returned from the southern border this past weekend, I saw firsthand that the humanitarian crisis there is very real—and on the ground are the dedicated, compassionate, and good-hearted men and women of Customs and Border Protection,” said Senator Joni Ernst. “These border agents, some of whom I met were taking dollars out of their own pockets to pay for food and other hygiene products for migrants, have an extremely difficult job, and I’m grateful for their willingness to serve our great nation in this way. We need to make sure they have the support they need to address this humanitarian crisis and to keep our nation safe.”

“The officers and staff at Customs and Border Protection are working under crisis conditions with complex problems. We can’t take them or their work for granted, especially at this moment,” said Senator Grassley. “I thank each of them for serving the American people. And we in Congress ought to be doing everything we can to support them.”

The Senate resolution introduced by Chairman Graham and the Republican Senate Judiciary Committee members:

  • Commends the men and women of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, including Border Patrol personnel, Office of Field Operations personnel, Air and Marine Operations personnel, Office of Trade personnel, and all support personnel and their allies for their continued honorable service during the challenging humanitarian crisis at the Southern border; and
  • Calls on Congress to pass legislation to support U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and to manage the increasing flow of migrants attempting to enter the United States.

Full text of the resolution is available HERE.

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