GOP Criticizes Biden admin. over lax immigration policies


FILE – In this Sept. 17, 2021, file photo a National Guardsman stands guard at a fence that runs along the Rio Grande near the International bridge in Del Rio, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

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Republican senators are keeping the pressure on the Biden administration as a growing number of lawmakers visit the southern border.

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) shared a video of her visiting the border Sunday, where she highlighted the signs Border Patrol agents have had to install to ensure migrants don’t get lost once they cross into the U.S. She described a tactic they use to reduce the need for rescue missions.

Rep. Bryan Steil (R-Wis.) also shared a video of himself at the border recently in which he came down on Joe Biden’s failing immigration policy. Steil was joined by fellow Reps. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) and Tony Gonzalez (R-Texas) who echoed many a Republican’s sentiments.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) also recently released an appreciation video for the United States Border Patrol after visiting them. He thanked agents for the work they are doing with little help from the current administration.

“The work is so important as the cartels ramp up their production of deadly fentanyl to record levels,” said the Texas lawmaker. “Day and night, 24 hours a day 365 days a year, the United States Border Patrol is here keeping us safe. And that’s why I think it’s so important to visit them and say thank you in person.”

Cruz, along with many other Republicans, have been calling for Biden and Kamala Harris to take action for months and do not appear to be giving up the fight to protect the U.S. border any time soon.

Additionally, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is set to visit the border in Yuma, Arizona on Monday to meet with Border Patrol officials and discuss the major issues they are facing.

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