Just because you don’t see it in the news, doesn’t mean it’s not happening. There is still a serious crisis at our southern border – and it is getting worse by the day.
Since Biden took office, encouraged by Biden’s rhetoric on immigration and amnesty, over 61,000 migrants illegally crossed the southern border and were released into the US with no court date and no plan during a time of economic recovery. This surge is increasing costs of illegal immigration – which already costs Texas Taxpayers over $850 Million EVERY YEAR.
This crisis is not only an immigration issue or an economic issue it is also very much a humanitarian crisis, a threat to public health, and a national security crisis.
More migrants have died trying to cross the entire border during the first three months of 2021 than in all of 2019
– 73 in 2019 pre-pandemic under Trump;
– 113 in 2020;
– 76 in the first 3 months of 2021, Jan1 – March;
“60 percent” of Latin American children who set to cross the border alone or with smugglers “have been caught by the cartels and are being abused in child pornography or drug trafficking.
More than 1,500 illegal migrants evade law enforcement every single day.
There has been more FENTANYL seized by the CBP in the past four months, than all of 2020 – 6,494 pounds!
We are still dealing with an opioid crisis, and because of Biden’s open border, more fentanyl is reaching our cities.
Even more alarming, last month, CBP reported that two suspects on the Terrorism Watch List were caught illegally entering the country on two separate occasions.
So…not only are terrorists exploiting Biden’s weak borders, more fentanyl is reaching our cities during an ongoing opioid crisis, the very people that Biden and the Democrats claim to care about are being smuggled and trafficked, and worst of all, they are dying.
Biden and Harris need to wake up, visit the border, talk to migrants and CBP agents, and stop ignoring the very real, very dangerous situation at the border.
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Congressman Randy Weber is a public servant, proven conservative, former small business owner, and third-generation Texan, representing the 14th District of Texas. Weber currently holds a key leadership role on the Science, Space, and Technology (SST) committee, serving as the Ranking Member of the Energy Subcommittee. He is also a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where he serves on the Water Resources and Environment; Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation; and Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials subcommittees.
For over 60 years, Randy Weber has called the Gulf Coast home – a place to start a family and build a business. Weber built his air conditioning company, Weber’s Air & Heat, in 1981 from scratch, and grew his business by using, what his grandfather used to call, ‘good old-fashion Texas horse sense and a strong work ethic.’ Like others who have successfully moved from business to public service, it is Weber’s real-world experience in the private sector that underpins his commitment to lower taxes, his contempt for wasteful spending, and his firm dedication to better schools.
Prior to being elected to Congress, Weber served four years in the Texas State House. During his tenure, Weber served on the committees of Environmental Regulation, Public Education, and as Vice Chair of Border and Intergovernmental Affairs. While serving in the Texas House, Randy Weber authored landmark legislation to combat human trafficking and protect women and children – some as young as 12 years old. While serving on the House Foreign Affairs committee, Weber continued the fight against human trafficking, as well as co-sponsored legislation to strengthen our foreign policies and relationship with our allies across the globe.
As Ranking Member of the Energy Subcommittee, Weber’s top priority is to fight for sane energy policies that will not stifle our economy, but rather create jobs and promote our business community. As the Congressional member with the largest maritime district in the country, Weber is particularly excited about tackling key legislation like the Water Resource Development Reauthorization Act, the Coast Guard Reauthorization Act, and the FEMA Reauthorization Act.