Following her visit to the Texas-Mexico border, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called on her Democratic colleagues to step up and work across the aisle to find solutions to the humanitarian crisis at the border. Ernst reiterated the need to secure our border and close the asylum loopholes in our existing immigration laws.
This past weekend, Senator Ernst visited the Southern Border near McAllen, Texas, which included tours of a number of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) facilities. Ernst met with DHS officials and border patrol agents who stressed the importance of sweeping changes to our broken immigration system.