Republican Sen. John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, visited the Texas-Mexico border to assess the recent surge of migrants entering the United States illegally.
Hoeven, along with a delegation led by Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), met with border patrol agents, reviewed U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations and processing facilities, visited border crossings and held a roundtable with local officials, according to a press release from Hoeven.
Hoeven said the U.S. is facing an “unprecedented crisis” at the southern border at a critical time, referring to the pandemic.
“…we continue pressing the [Biden] administration to enforce our immigration laws, resume construction of the border wall and work with Congress to ensure we have in place the infrastructure, personnel and technology needed to secure the border. Border security is vital to our national security,” he said.
A tweet on Friday from Hoeven says Thursday night, the delegation joined Border Patrol agents working the night shift and “witnessed individuals illegally crossing the Rio Grande River to enter the U.S.”
In the video, Hoeven says the delegation visited the border to bring attention to migrants, and to “get changes made” to current policies.