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Kobach, AG coalition demand Biden administration enforce border laws

TOPEKA – (January 30, 2024) – Today, Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach joined 26 other states in a letter to the Biden administration supporting Texas’s border defense.

“If President Biden wants to stop the border crisis, he can start right now, today, by enforcing existing immigration laws, by reinstating the remain-in-Mexico policy that is required by federal law and by building the wall,” Kobach said. “Instead, Biden has taken an America-last position – allowing illegal aliens, illicit drugs, and human traffickers to pour into the country. We support Texas’s efforts to protect its citizens and all Americans from this invasion.”

Since President Biden took office, more than six million illegal aliens have crossed the southern border—roughly the population of Iowa and Utah combined. But even worse than turning a blind eye to the unprecedented invasion at the southern border, including record illegal immigration, a flood of deadly drugs, an influx of human trafficking, and increased encounters with members of the terror watchlist—the Biden administration has actively made the crisis worse. In just one month, border patrol agents acting on the Biden administration’s orders cut Texas’s border defense wires more than 20 times.

In one case, they even used a forklift to raise the wire and usher in more than 300 illegal aliens.Since the Biden Administration has failed to do its job and secure the border, states like Texas have stepped up to protect their citizens. The coalition of 27 states demands that the Biden administration enforce the laws that secure the border or allow states like Texas to stop the illegal border crossings themselves.

Attorneys general from Iowa and Utah lead the coalition. They were joined the Arizona State Legislature and by attorneys general from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming, and Kansas.

Read the letter here.

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