Senator Marsha Blackburn and Colleagues Witness Groups of Migrants Illegally Crossing into the U.S. During Southern Border Tour

Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) visited the border this week with her colleagues, Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) and Katie Britt (R-AK), to examine the “disastrous effects of Biden’s border crisis firsthand” by meeting with law enforcement and human trafficking victims.

The group’s visit came on the heels of President Joe Biden’s visit to El Paso, Texas, earlier this week to assess the immigration situation.

The senators arrived at the Del Rio Sector of the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday evening. They met with leadership from the National Border Patrol Union and officials from the Texas Department of Public Safety for an operational briefing.

Following the briefing, Blackburn and her colleagues then visited the banks of the Rio Grande river to witness Border Patrol agents encounter migrants entering the U.S. illegally by crossing the river.

In a social media video, Senators Blackburn and Britt reported that the river bank they were located at was full of clothing and personal items from the migrants who cross the river and then claim asylum.

Tuesday morning, Blackburn revealed that 1,000 illegal immigrants were arrested overnight in the Del Rio Sector alone, adding, “Border Patrol agents are overwhelmed, and they need the Biden administration to enforce the laws on the books.”

The group then traveled to Eagle Pass, Texas, where they witnessed “dozens of illegal immigrants cross the Rio Grande into the United States,” calling it “a direct result of the Biden Administration’s policies.”

The senators also sat down with a human trafficking survivor and former Mexican Congresswoman, Rosa María de la Garza, to discuss how the cartels are operating across the border in Mexico, as well as the work Garza is doing to help victims of human and sex trafficking.

In a joint statement, the Senate delegation called their visit to the border “an unsanitized, firsthand view of the damage from President Biden’s open border policies.”

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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network.




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2 Thoughts to “Senator Marsha Blackburn and Colleagues Witness Groups of Migrants Illegally Crossing into the U.S. During Southern Border Tour”

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  2. Joe Blow

    Not sure of the purpose of the trip. Marsha has been there before at least, possibly more than once. Talk, talk, talk is not going to do anything to help this disastrous situation. And I do not want to hear the term “comprehensive immigration reform” again. Start little by killing things like the moronic birthright citizenship. Then move on to the absurd chain immigration. Etc. A bite at a time. Oh, and start locating and deporting the illegals that are clogging our country.