Ranking Member Chuck Fleischmann on the Continued Crisis at the Southern Border and Democrats’ Open Border Policies

September 21, 2021
Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) issued the following statement on the continued crisis at the southern border, as thousands of illegal migrants are being held under an overpass in Del Rio, Texas, after illegally entering the United States:

“In just eight months, the Biden Administration and Congressional Democrats have completely destroyed border security along the southern border and have purposely created horrific national security, humanitarian, and public health crises because of their open border policies.

“The chaos at the border did not have to happen. The border crisis is a direct outcome of Democrats promising free health care to illegals during the 2020 election, stopping all construction of the Border Wall, restarting catch-and-release, defunding border security, and promising mass amnesty for anyone who comes to the United States.

“President Biden and Congressional Democrats must join Republicans to restart construction on the Border Wall, increase funding for Customs and Border Patrol, end catch-and-release, restore former-President Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy and resume Title 42 expulsions.

“The American People deserve solutions to solve the border crisis. I will continue to press the Administration to fix the crisis they have created.”