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On Thursday, Congressman Duncan released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 2, the Secure the Border Act.

“The Secure the Border Act will take integral steps to safeguard our nation as we face an unprecedented border crisis and historic levels of illegal immigration. The Biden Administration’s dangerous open border policies have created a national security crisis, as well as a surge in human trafficking, crime, and drug smuggling across our porous southern border. With well over five million illegal border crossings since Joe Biden took office, it’s clear our nation is facing an invasion. This crisis is of the Biden Administration’s own making, we have no idea who is in our country, and the president has the constitutional duty to act.”

“I was proud to vote for the Secure the Border Act because it provides solutions to this problem by ending catch and release, restarting construction of the border wall, and closing loopholes in our asylum laws. It also includes principles from the immigration enforcementpackage I introduced in February, including cracking down on visa overstays and stepping up the deportation of those on the terror watch list. This is by far the strongest border security bill to come to the House floor in decades, and I urge my colleagues in the Senate to take this issue seriously and pass this important legislation. A nation without borders will cease to exist. It’s past time for us to build the wall, secure the border, and enforce our laws to end the crisis raging at our southern border.”


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