Blackburn Witnesses Biden’s Border Crisis In Eagle Pass, Texas

March 26, 2024

EAGLE PASS, TEXAS – Today, U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, visited the southern border in Eagle Pass, Texas, amid the sovereignty battle between the Biden administration and the state of Texas over the enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws.

“After taking office, President Biden issued 94 executive actions in the first 100 days to open up the southern border, which has resulted in over 9.2 million illegal border crossings," said Senator Blackburn. "In Texas, I saw firsthand how Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of Public Safety have stepped up to secure our border, which President Biden refuses to do. I also heard from border patrol, local law enforcement, and ranchers about the humanitarian and national security impacts of Biden's border crisis. The message is clear – instead of suing Texas to keep the border open, Biden needs to return to the successful policies of the Trump administration.”

At Shelby Park in Eagle Pass, Senator Blackburn met with Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven C. McCraw, President of the National Border Patrol Council Brandon Judd, and members of the Texas National Guard.

Senator Blackburn viewed how Texas is utilizing buoys, barbed wire, fencing and containers to secure the border, which President Biden refuses to do. As Texas has secured their border, they have seen illegal crossings drop. Senator Blackburn’s CONTAINER Act would empower border states to place temporary barriers on federal land in order to protect their communities.