Now they run to us.”This is the new reality for Border Patrol agents who are on the front lines of America’s unprecedented border crisis.
When agents are changing diapers instead of patrolling the border, it creates a gateway for dangerous drugs and criminals to sneak across.
Across the board, every system responding to this crisis is stretched thin and beyond overwhelmed, making it nearly impossible to stop dangerous drugs and individuals from streaming into our country.
This legislation will also ease the strain on immigration courts, which are already battling a backlog more than 1.9 million cases deep.
To support this goal, our bipartisan bill requires the hiring of hundreds of immigration judge teams, asylum officers, litigation teams, and other staff.