GOP reps. introduce resolution to censure Biden over border crisis

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Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., pauses during a news conference to announce her resolution to censure President Joe Biden, claiming he is not enforcing border security and immigration laws, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 23, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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UPDATED 9:49 AM PT – Thursday, June 24, 2021

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) is leading a coalition of House Republicans to censure Joe Biden for his dereliction of duty in regard to the border crisis. During a press conference Wednesday, the Colorado lawmaker criticized Biden for allowing criminals and drugs to flow through the southern border.

“Sex offender apprehensions have doubled and drug smuggling arrests have tripled,” she stated. “Enough fentanyl to kill every American four times over has been intercepted by Border Patrol in just the first four months of the Biden regime.”

Republicans have said Biden caused the immigration crisis by abolishing Trump-era border policies, halting border wall construction and incentivizing illegal immigration.

“Girls are being assaulted, children are being abandoned at the border,  families are self-separating because of Joe Biden’s policies,” Boebert continued. “Children 6 years of age and under may cross with an adult, but 7 years and older are sent back. So parents are choosing to self-separate from their children, putting their children in the hands of the cartel.”

In the announced resolution, lawmakers said Biden should be held accountable for his inaction as well as for not upholding his constitutional duty to enforce U.S. border and immigration laws.

The Biden administration has been criticized by both Republicans and Democrats for its mishandling of the southern border as nearly 200,000 illegal immigrants are reported to have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in March.

FILE - In this May 11, 2021, file photo, three young migrants hold hands as they run in the rain at an intake area after turning themselves in upon crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in Roma, Texas. On Monday, June 21, 2021, more than a dozen immigrant children described difficult conditions, feelings of isolation and a desperation to get out of emergency facilities set up by the Biden administration to cope with a rise in the arrival of minors on the southwest border.

FILE – In this May 11, 2021, file photo, three young migrants hold hands as they run in the rain at an intake area after turning themselves in upon crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in Roma, Texas. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

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