WASHINGTON — Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) spoke on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday to bring attention to the worsening crisis at the border and the lack of leadership from the Biden Administration to address it. Jackson’s remarks as prepared are below.
“Madam Speaker, I rise today to bring attention to a serious issue facing my home state of Texas and MILLIONS of Americans: Biden’s Border Crisis.
“Things at our southern border have gotten worse by the day since Joe Biden and Kamala Harris took office. For example:
“Illegal immigration numbers were up 450% in June compared to June of last year.
“June was the FOURTH straight month of over 170,000 apprehensions.
“Border Patrol officials have seized more fentanyl so far in 2021 than ALL of 2020.
“COVID cases among illegal immigrants are up 900% in the Rio Grande Valley.
“Numbers don’t lie – the Biden Administration’s reckless approach to immigration has caused a full-blown crisis at the border and NOTHING is being done to stop it.
“To be clear, the public health and drug crises that have been exacerbated by what is happening at the border are NOT just a border state problem.
“The drugs being smuggled in at the border are coming to a neighborhood near you, courtesy of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
“Their hypocrisy on the public health threat in particular couldn’t be more appalling.
“While pushing stringent COVID rules on the American people, the Biden Administration is simultaneously pushing an open border agenda that includes placing COVID-infected illegal immigrants all over this country. It’s unbelievable!
“EVERY American will ultimately be impacted in some way by Biden’s Border Crisis.
“I plea with the President to reverse his FAILED immigration plan and start protecting the American people!
“Thank you and I yield back the balance of my time.”