Senator Blackburn Joins Sheriffs in Arizona to View Firsthand How the Border Crisis Is Impacting American Communities


Senator Blackburn Tours Rio Grande River in South Texas With Texas DPS Tactical Marine Unit


Senator Blackburn Meets With National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd in Eagle Pass, Texas


Senator Blackburn Views How Texas Is Utilizing Buoys, Barbed Wire, Fencing and Containers to Secure the Border

The United States is a country governed by the rule of law. Yet, the Biden administration has sought to undermine the rule of law and make illegal immigration legal. On day one, President Biden quickly implemented his open border agenda, halted border wall construction, and issued an executive order that encouraged more illegal immigrants to enter our country. 

The Biden administration ended Title 42, terminated President Trump’s successful “Remain in Mexico” policy, brought back catch-and-release, and pushed amnesty for all. President Biden issued 94 executive orders within his first 100 days in office to implement his open border agenda. The result? An unprecedented border crisis with nearly 9 million illegals entering our country under Biden’s watch.

Senator Blackburn has strongly opposed amnesty for all and the spread of sanctuary cities and states that operate as lawless havens for illegal immigrants. Secure countries have secure borders. A wall puts a stop to the caravans of illegal immigrants trying to cross our border, and blocks the flow of drugs, human trafficking, terrorists, and other dangerous criminals. Until we secure our border and ports of entry, every state in our nation will be a border state, and every town will be a border town.

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What Senator Blackburn Is Doing To Combat the Border Crisis

Senator Blackburn has long been a leader in the fight to end Biden’s border crisis, taking action on legislation related to drug smuggling, human trafficking, child exploitation, and more.

Since starting her first term in the United States Senate, Senator Blackburn has visited the southern border four times.

At the start of the 118th Congress, Senator Blackburn led a delegation of her colleagues to the Del Rio Sector of the U.S.-Mexico border to examine the disastrous effects of Biden’s border crisis firsthand.

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After the Biden administration allowed Title 42 to expire, Senator Blackburn introduced the Make the Migrant Protection Protocols Mandatory Act which would reinstate the successful Trump-era policy that required illegal immigrants seeking asylum at the southern border or without proper documentation to return to Mexico to await their immigration proceedings. 

Senator Blackburn has also led legislation aimed at combating human trafficking along the southern border. Notably, in April 2023 after learning that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) lost track of 85,000 unaccompanied migrant children, Senator Blackburn blasted HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and the Biden administration over this gross incompetence and sent a series of letters demanding transparency to protect these innocent children.

Additionally, Senator Blackburn has introduced the End Child Trafficking Now Act which would require a DNA test to determine the relationship between illegal immigrants coming across the border and any accompanying children, as well as the PRINTS Act, which would prevent child recycling by giving U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) the authority to fingerprint non-citizens under the age of 14.

Senator Blackburn Visits The Southern Border Amid Heightened Crisis

In March 2024, Senator Blackburn visited the southern border amid the sovereignty battle between the Biden administration and the state of Texas over the enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws. While meeting with Texas DPS, members of the Texas National Guard, and  National Border Patrol Council Brandon Judd, she viewed how Texas is utilizing buoys, barbed wire, fencing and containers to secure the border. 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.

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