WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) released the following statement raising concern over President Biden’s Executive Order to stop construction of the border wall:
“I have serious concerns about President Biden’s executive order to stop construction of a wall along the southwest border. Over the last four years, we have witnessed the effectiveness of more than 400 miles of new physical barriers in curbing illegal border crossings, assisting our border patrol agents in enforcing the law, and impacting daily apprehension rates. For the Administration to hit pause on those efforts sends the exact wrong message to our adversaries and those seeking to enter this country illegally.
If we stop effectively protecting our border, we will see American jobs impacted at a time when we need to be getting Americans back in the workforce. Not to mention an under protected border will give way to an increase in drug flow and human trafficking – two issues on the rise in our country. If President Biden truly cares about getting American workers back on their feet after the pandemic and protecting our country, he will reconsider this decision and recommit to enforcing the laws as passed by Congress.”