HUDSON: Biden broke our border ― House Republicans are fighting to fix it

He’s on track to allow nearly 12 million illegal migrants into the U.S. by the end of his term

Members of the National Guard stand as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and fellow governors hold a news conference along the Rio Grande in February. (Eric Gay / AP Photo)

Only in Washington can you break something and then take credit for pretending to fix it.

That is exactly what we are seeing President Biden do with his broken border disaster that his dangerous immigration policies created.


Rather than take serious action to fix his border crisis, President Biden issued a new executive order last week that does nothing to secure America’s borders. In fact, it allows 2,500 illegal migrants per day — meaning nearly 1 million every year — to cross the border between ports of entry. That is over eight times the population of Moore County.

Worse, this executive action does nothing to end the administration’s mass parole abuses or catch-and-release. It does nothing to beef up Border Patrol with the resources they need. It does nothing to deport the millions who have invaded our country on President Biden’s watch, including violent criminals and terrorists. And it will still allow massive numbers of illegal migrants to pour over our border.

Make no mistake: President Biden’s weak executive order is an attempt to convince the American people into thinking he cares about border security after his own actions caused this huge crisis, but no one is buying it.

For three-and-a-half years, Americans have watched President Biden actively work to implement an open border agenda, creating a historic humanitarian and national security catastrophe at the border. Since his first day in office, President Biden and his administration have taken 64 border actions that intentionally undermine our nation’s border security, including stopping construction of the wall and ending the successful “Remain in Mexico” policy.

Since President Biden took office, more than 9.5 million illegal migrants have crossed our borders nationwide. These numbers do not even account for the over 1.8 million migrants who have been able to evade our border patrol agents and roam across our country without being tracked. In fact, he’s on track to allow nearly 12 million illegal migrants into the U.S. by the end of his term.

A secure nation requires a secure border, which is why over a year ago House Republicans passed the Secure the Border Act. While President Biden pretends to fix the crisis he created, this strong border security package will end it by finishing construction of the wall, strengthening immigration parole, investing in high-tech surveillance systems for Border Patrol, and reinstating proven policies like “Remain in Mexico.”

Protecting the safety and security of the American people and the homeland is one of the chief roles of our government. As your Congressman, I will continue fighting for serious legislative reforms to truly secure the border and keep you, your family, and our nation safe.

Rep. Richard Hudson represents the 9th Congressional District in Washington, D.C.