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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) released the following statement at the conclusion of tonight’s State of the Union address:

“In tonight’s speech, President Biden doubled down on his open border policy and again tried to blame Congress. Congress did its job many years ago when it passed the law prohibiting anyone from entering America illegally. That remains the law today—we don’t need more laws, just enforcement of the current law.

“Biden’s predecessor, with the current law, reduced illegal immigration to zero with executive orders requiring the border patrol to enforce the laws. President Biden rescinded those orders, and the result is 10,000 illegal entrants invading our country every day. President Biden can reinstate President Trump’s orders and reduce the flow of illegal migrants to zero—if not, Trump will do so when he is elected. I will continue to fight for a zero number of illegals entering America.”