WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, following reports that President Joe Biden canceled all border wall construction contracts, Senator Rick Scott is demanding answers from Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the consequences of the president’s ill-advised action. Senator Scott has been clear that the growing humanitarian and national security crisis at the U.S. southern border is caused by President Biden’s failed policies of open borders and amnesty.

 

Senator Rick Scott said, “The crisis on our southern border, caused by President Biden’s failed policies of open borders and amnesty, is raging out of control and demands action. But, once again, President Biden is ignoring reality and caving to the radical left by canceling construction contracts to finish the border wall. Let’s remember, in March, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) apprehended more than 170,000 illegal aliens trying to cross our border – the highest monthly total in nearly 15 years. This foolish decision will only exacerbate the crisis on our border and put more Americans and law enforcement officers in danger. 

“I visited the border in Arizona last month and talked with our brave CBP agents. They all said that stopping border wall construction would be disastrous. How can Biden possibly justify stopping wall construction? Secretary Austin and Secretary Mayorkas must immediately explain President Biden’s ridiculous order, how it is compliant with federal law and the awful consequences it will have on the current crisis.”

 

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