Tuberville warns of ‘dire’ situation in near future after working for more than two years to secure the border
WASHINGTON — After visiting the southern border multiple times and proposing legislative solutions for more than two years, U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) today renewed his calls to secure the border as the expiration of Title 42 looms.
“On President Biden’s first day in office, he replaced the expanding border wall with a flashing, red ‘Now Open’ sign,” said Senator Tuberville.“Since then, we’ve seen more than five million people walk through Biden’s open door and into our country, bringing a devastating drug epidemic and out-of-control human trafficking with them. When Title 42 ends this month, the dire situation at the border will get even worse — a lot worse. President Biden and the Democrats should listen to Republicans who have spent two years demanding the administration complete the border wall, reinstate Trump-era migration policies, close the loopholes in the asylum system, and support our brave border patrol.”
Senator Tuberville supports common-sense policies that strengthen our border and national security, like building the wall and reinstating Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as the Remain in Mexico policy.
During his two years in the Senate, Senator Tuberville has made multiple visits to the southern border and worked on various legislative initiatives to secure the border, including giving law enforcement the tools needed to keep our communities safe and reforming immigration law to crack down on abuse and discourage illegal immigration.
In March 2023, Senator Tuberville introduced the Border Safety and Security Act to protect Americans by combatting the border crisis created by President Biden’s immigration policies. The legislation puts more responsibility on the secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and gives increased authority to state attorneys general in holding DHS accountable if the department fails in its duty to restrict entry and detain illegal immigrants.
Also in March 2023, Senator Tuberville cosponsored the Stopping Border Surges Act to address loopholes in our immigration system that encourage vulnerable immigrant populations to take dangerous, illegal paths of entry into the United States. The legislation includes reforms that would reduce unsustainable surges of illegal immigrants, strengthen our asylum process, eliminate the incentive to send children to the border; and dampen the exploitative power of coyotes and cartels.
In 2022, Senator Tuberville introduced the Empowering Law Enforcement Act (ELEA) to help combat the Biden administration’s nullification of U.S. immigration laws.
Also in 2022, Senator Tuberville joined congressional colleagues in introducing a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to dissolve a Biden administration rule that would illegally upend the process by which the U.S. government grants asylum claims. The rule would exacerbate the crisis at the border and encourage fraudulent asylum claims by allowing illegal border crossers who claim asylum to have their asylum application approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials instead of immigration judges. The rule also allows illegal border crossers claiming asylum to live in the U.S. free from detention while their application is pending.
Senator Tuberville has spoken about his concerns on the floor of the U.S. Senate and called on the Biden administration to act to keep Americans safe.
In October 2022, Senator Tuberville visited the Del Rio sector of our southern border in Eagle Pass, Texas, where he met with those on the frontlines of the border crisis, including National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd and Del Rio Sector Chief Jason Owens. During the visit, Senator Tuberville observed firsthand the crisis created by President Biden’s policies and listened to officials describe the resources they need to secure the border.
Additional information about Senator Tuberville’s work to combat the Biden border crisis can be found below.
- TUBERVILLE OP-ED: Where is Biden’s Border Plan?
- TUBERVILLE OP-ED: Biden is Giving a Green Light Where There Should be a Stop Sign
- Tuberville Details the Dangers of Biden’s Border Crisis, Calls on Administration to Act
- Tuberville, Colleagues Raise Concern About Biden Administration Allowing Individuals Who Have Supported Terrorism to Immigrate to the U.S.
- Tuberville, Colleagues Introduce Resolution to Repeal Biden Administration Policy Upending Asylum Process
- Tuberville Torches HHS as Border Crisis Grows
- Tuberville, Tillis, Rounds Introduce the Empowering Law Enforcement Act
- Tuberville: The Biden Border Crisis is a Stain on Our Nation
- Tuberville on Border Security: President Biden Sending a ‘Come One, Come All’ Signal
- Tuberville Statement on Opposition to Alejandro Mayorkas
Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.