Katko: The Biden Administration Continues to Abandon Any Attempt to Secure Our Southwest Border
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. John Katko (R-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling, allowing the Biden administration to terminate the Trump administration’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy.
“Today’s Supreme Court ruling is very disappointing. But to be clear, we are in this position because of the utter disregard President Biden has for defending our borders and our homeland security. President Biden would rather fight this case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court than secure the border. The ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy was a critical tool for Border Patrol Agents to manage the influx of migrants flooding into our country.
“Despite a record number of illegal crossings, the Biden administration continues to abandon any attempt to secure our southwest border and responsibly manage the record-breaking influx of migrants. This leaves frontline Border Patrol agents with few choices including catching and releasing tens of thousands of migrants into our country without a court date. To make matters worse, the Biden administration and DHS have no plan to address this nightmare at the border, apart from releasing migrants into communities across the country.
“Nothing short of a fully-reimplemented and enforced MPP in conjunction with Title 42, physical barriers, and more resources for Border Patrol can fix the border crisis at this point. When Republicans take back the majority in the House next Congress, we fully intend to see these important policies reinstated.”