Commends President Biden for surging resources to border communities
AUSTIN, TX — Sunday, Texas House Democrats welcomed President Biden to El Paso, TX as he highlighted new actions undertaken by the Administration to address the crisis at the southern border. With the longest border with Mexico of any state, stretching nearly 1,254 miles with some of the largest ports of entry in the nation, no state understands the challenges at the southern border better than Texas.
“We welcome President Biden to El Paso and commend him for taking much-needed action by surging resources to increase border security, expand support for Texas communities on the border, and accelerate the review of asylum claims,” said Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer (D-San Antonio). “These actions will provide crucial support to our local, faith, and community leaders who have embodied the best of Texas in responding to the arrival of migrants fleeing persecution and violence in their home countries.
“Texans deserve a safe and secure border—and from their leaders, they deserve substantive solutions. Instead, Texas Republicans have only offered stunts, gimmicks, and lies that continue to cost taxpayers billions of dollars without results, not to mention an irresponsible use of our law enforcement and military personnel who should be keeping our communities safe instead of serving as political props. And by Gov. Abbott’s own admission, the crisis at the border has only become worse on his watch. Republicans have no plan and no solutions—just chaos.
“Texas House Democrats will join President Biden in leading with solutions, not stunts. It is up to Republicans in Austin and Washington to decide whether they want slogans and bumper stickers—or an orderly, secure border. House Democrats stand ready to get to work for Texas families.”