Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) announced Wednesday that the Committee Republicans intend to travel to the southern border to hear directly from individuals affected by the border crisis.
In a letter to Chairman Jerry Nadler, the Republican Representatives asked the Committee Democrats to join them on the trip to the border.
“The Judiciary Committee—the committee with jurisdiction over our nation’s immigration laws and programs—cannot ignore this crisis. Because Democrats refuse to act, we write to notify you that Committee Republicans intend to travel to the southern border in the coming weeks,” Jordan and McClintock wrote.
“Because you refuse to convene a hearing to address this crisis—or, in fact, convene any full committee hearing—Republican Members are compelled to take matters into our own hands. We will therefore plan to use Committee funds to
travel to the southern border to observe firsthand what Democrats refuse to acknowledge and hear directly from those affected by the Biden border crisis. We welcome any Democrat colleagues on the Committee to join us.”
“The Biden border crisis is real and unfortunately getting worse. The Committee cannot continue to sit idly by and allow our nation’s borders to be erased. This crisis demands the Committee’s attention. The American people deserve far better than for Committee Democrats to ignore this threat to our national security, condone the worsening humanitarian crisis, and allow the Biden Administration to radically rewrite our immigration policies,” the letter concluded.
This letter comes one day after Sara A. Carter released shocking information from a Border Patrol whistleblower exposing “inhumane” conditions inside Texas migrant facilities.
Lawmakers are calling for immediate action from the Biden administration to alleviate the severe overcrowding and unsafe conditions of the migrants facilities.
Nadler’s team didn’t immediately respond to this reporter’s request for comment.
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“No city should be left to handle a national humanitarian crisis largely on its own, and without the significant and timely support we need from Washington, D.C., today’s budget will only be the beginning,” said New York City Democratic Mayor Eric Adams about his decision to make budget cuts as a result of the overwhelming migrant crisis.
However, those who will suffer from budget cuts to the city’s services to offset the cost of dealing with the ever-increasing number of migrants are those that are in place to make the city better.
“The cuts will see police freeze hiring and bring the total number of police officers below 30,000. It would further slash the education budget by $1 billion over two years and affect a litany of other agencies” reports Just The News.
Albeit, Adams admitted: “In all my time in government, this is probably one of the most painful exercises I’ve gone through.” More than 110,000 migrants have arrived in New York City over the past year, including roughly 13,000 sent from Texas by GOP Governor Greg Abbott as part of his ongoing bussing plan to send new arrivals to the U.S. to sanctuary cities.
However, similar to other leaders of sanctuary cities, Adams is unwilling to put his money where his mouth is. In September, Adams warned that the crisis would “destroy New York City” and begged the federal government to pay for his mess.
“I’m gonna tell you something, New Yorkers, never in my life have I had a problem that I didn’t see an ending to. I don’t see an ending to this,” Adams said at the time. “The federal government needs to do its job. We need the federal government, the Congress members, the Senate and the president to do their job: close the borders,” said Adams’ advisor Ingrid Lewis Martin insisted in early October. “And until you close the borders, you need to come on with a full-on decompression strategy where you can take all of our migrants and move them through our 50 states.”
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