U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) today joined several of his Senate Republican colleagues to discuss their upcoming trip to the U.S.-Mexico border this week to see the growing humanitarian crisis firsthand. Thune also criticized the Biden administration’s refusal to allow the media to cover the crisis in a meaningful way.
On the growing crisis at the U.S. southern border (click here to watch the video):
“It is an emergency. It is a crisis. It is one of [the Biden administration’s] own making. And I believe – and I think most of my colleagues believe – that we have to have a policy that allows for border security. I offered an amendment to the 2013 bill that would have required the building of hundreds of miles of border fence before other elements of the immigration policy could be put into place. But I think strong borders is something the American people support. Having a policy that includes border security accompanied by asylum reform is a plan and a strategy that perhaps could work, but I can tell you right now what they’re doing isn’t working, and the evidence is there. I only wish [the media] would have a chance to see it when we go look at it later this week.”