Lawmakers Issue Stern Border Warning To Congress

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( – On Sunday, lawmakers Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT)  both stated during their respective interviews that it was unlikely that the decline in migration in the Southern border was permanent and argued that Congress needed to take action to keep the current levels. 

“Face the Nation” anchor Margaret Brennan had specifically asked Murphy during his interview about the reason behind the drop in migrant crossing numbers and whether he believes it is because of the Biden administration policies or the Mexican government. Murphy in response argued that it was because he believed there was effective diplomacy between the two nations. 

Last week, CBS News obtained internal government data which showed a 50 percent decline in the number of illegal crossings when compared to the numbers from December. As Murphy pointed out they were aware that this decline was not permanent, which is why he thinks that they need to recognize that without updating the country’s laws they could not depend on the numbers remaining this low. 

Gonzales in his separate interview claimed that he has no relation to Biden’s border actions. He added that while the numbers have gone down, at the current pace there would be 1.3 million people who would illegally enter the country. He then pointed out that the explanation for the decline is Mexico, and that Biden was now looking for long-term security. However, he argued that Biden should look at the House and not the Senate to achieve that. 

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