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Since Biden took office, U.S. law enforcement has encountered more illegal migrants than the populations of 11 states

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today led a press conference to discuss his illegal migration report and his newly introduced Solving the Border Crisis Act

To watch Risch’s opening remarks on YouTube, click here.

To download a recording of Risch’s opening remarks, click here

On the crisis at the U.S. southern border:

“Since the new administration took office, over 2.6 million illegal immigrants have attempted to enter the country and have been encountered by U.S. personnel . . . Now, what does that 2.6 million equal? If it was city, it would be tied for the third largest city in America. If it were a state, it would exceed the population of 11 states.”

On Senate Foreign Relations Republicans’ proposed solutions to the illegal immigration crisis:

“If the administration implements these policies now, we will be able to improve the safety and security of our citizens at home and the region at large.”

On the Solving the Border Crisis Act:

“I have introduced the Solving the Border Crisis Act with Senator Portman today, which would enact into law several of the findings of our report . . . I can't stress enough the importance of implementing these solutions immediately to protect our sovereignty and national security.”

On the Biden administration’s failed illegal immigration policies:

“We’re here because this administration wants to have the situation the way it is, because they could fix it, they could fix it easily. This isn’t going to change unless the administration reverses course, and they probably won’t.”

For a one-page summary of Risch’s illegal migration report, click here.

For a one-page summary of Risch’s border crisis bill, click here.

To watch the full press conference, click here.

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