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Sen. Cornyn Slams Biden Admin For Inaction On Border Crisis: ‘They Just Don’t Care’

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During a Fox News interview on Monday, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed his recent trip to the southern border with a group of Republican Senators and slammed the Biden administration for its refusal to act to combat the border crisis.

“Probably a year ago, I introduced a bill with Senator Kyrsten Sinema, a border state Senator and a Democrat, and Henry Cuellar, [and] a Republican in the House, called the Bipartisan Border Solutions Act, thinking that if things got too bad, the Biden Administration might reach out, take a lifeline, and begin that conversation,” Cornyn said.

“Unfortunately, it’s been nothing but crickets, and we have seen three million border encounters since the Biden Administration came into office. Last year alone, 108,000 Americans died of drug overdoses, those drugs primarily coming across the southern border,” he added. “At some point, you have to just reach the sad conclusion that they don’t care. They care more about trying to keep their political base happy at the same time with an open border policy that’s dangerous, not just to border states like mine or border communities, but literally every state has become a border state.”

Cornyn’s comments come shortly after Customs and Border Protection announced that border officials encountered 207,416 migrants at the southern border last month, bringing the total number in Fiscal Year 2022 to 1,746,119 – already more than last year’s record number of 1,734,686.

“CBP announces 207,416 migrant encounters at the border in June, down from the record high of 239,000 in May, but the fourth month in a row of more than 200,000. There were 15,272 unaccompanied children in June, an increase over May (14,678). 6 terror watchlist hits in June,” Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin wrote on Twitter.

“There have now been 1,746,119 encounters at the southern border in FY’22, already eclipsing the record setting 1,734,686 set in all of FY’21 and there are still 3 months left in FY’22. This year is on pace to absolutely shatter last year’s record and push over 2 million,” Melugin added.

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