Following Vice President Kamala Harris’ claims that the US-Mexico border is ‘secure’, Utah Rep. Burgess Owens slammed President Joe Biden and ‘border czar’ Kamala Harris for the humanitarian crisis “unprecedented” that every American “pays the price” for good reason. the administration’s open border policies.
In an exclusive statement to Breitbart News on Thursday, Rep. Burgess Owens (R-UT) warned of the unprecedented number of illegal border crossings as well as the proliferation of deadly fentanyl across the country.
“There have been more than 1.7 million illegal border crossings since October 2021 — the most the agency has recorded for a fiscal year since 1960,” he said, adding that fentanyl is “nearly 50 times more potent than heroin and the leading cause of death for adults ages 18-45″, and is now “free in communities nationwide”.
Owens explained that from day one of the Biden-Harris administration, “there has been a dereliction of duty on the part of President Biden and Border Czar Harris.”
“This administration’s open border policies have created an unprecedented humanitarian and national security crisis for which every American is paying the price,” he added. “November can’t come soon enough.
The statement follows that of Vice President Kamala Harris complaints Sunday on NBC Meet the press that the US-Mexico border is “secure” even though our immigration system is broken.
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Last month, the White House claims the president has managed to secure the border, despite record numbers of drug overdoses during his presidency and migrants crossing into the United States.
“The fact that we’re securing the border, the fact that we’re getting record levels of funding from DHS so they can keep illegal drugs out of the country…that’s what’s happening under this administration,” he said. declared the press officer Karine Jean-Pierre. .
But under President Biden’s leadership, the number of migrants and illegal drugs is increasing and continuing to cross the border.
In 2021, more than 107,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, a registration in the United States, up 15% on the previous year.
Under the presidency of Biden, 4.9 million migrants have crossed the border since taking office.
Recently, Owens announcement he was launching a PAC supporting conservative minority candidates nationwide running for Congress in an effort to “crack” the Democratic Party and its “radical agenda.”
The new political committee, known as the “Just Win Baby” PAC, look for to defeat the Democrats and “keep the fight going” in 2022.
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