Securing Our Nation’s Borders

By Markwayne Mullin

The United States is first and foremost a nation of laws and our laws must be followed. I understand and appreciate that the strength of our nation is dependent upon the contributions made by individuals. As Americans, we celebrate that we are a nation of people from unique and diverse backgrounds. However, our immigration laws must be followed, and the individuals who break those laws should be held accountable.

Last month, the Trump administration reported more than 37,000 individuals were apprehended attempting to illegally cross our southern border.

While the focus on illegal crossings at our southern border falls mostly on Mexico, numerous countries including El Salvador, Guatemala, India, Honduras, and China account for hundreds of thousands of illegal border crossings each year.

 

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