WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) led a delegation of 10 Republican lawmakers to the U.S.-Mexico border to see firsthand the humanitarian, health, and national security crisis President Biden has created with his disastrous policies that have caused record numbers of illegal aliens to enter the United States.
The lawmakers had in-depth and high-level discussions with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, Border Patrol agents, and local law enforcement officers about how the crisis has been created and made worse by President Biden.
1. Whip Scalise leads a delegation of 10 Members of Congress on land and riverine tours with border enforcement officials to see the crisis at the border firsthand.
2. Whip Scalise and Reps. Stivers and Malliotakis receive an overview of how migrants are processed at TOPS once apprehended.
3. A Texas state trooper briefs Whip Scalise and Ranking Member Nunes on the challenges his department faces on the Rio Grande.
4. Whip Scalise and Reps. Hudson and Malliotakis view photos from the front lines of the crisis on a Border Patrol agent’s phone.
5. A Border Patrol agent tells the delegation that the gaps in the wall where Biden halted construction make it “effectively worthless.”
6. Whip Scalise and a Texas state trooper survey the Rio Grande.
7. Border Patrol gives an overview of operations along the bank of the Rio Grande.
8. Unaccompanied kids are seen packed into cells at the overflowing Donna processing facility.
9. Whip Scalise sends a message to President Biden from one of the gaps in the border wall left because of his reckless order to stop construction.
10. Whip Scalise updates the media on what he saw along the border and inside the processing facilities.
11. U.S. CBP Rio Grande Valley Sector leadership provides the delegation with a brief on the migrant surge and cartel activity.
12. Whip Scalise thanks Border Patrol agents for their service and sacrifice.
13. Whip Scalise, Ranking Members McCaul and Davis, and Reps. Latta and Stivers speak with a state trooper before boarding Texas Department of Public Safety boats on the Rio Grande.
14. Lawmakers visit a gap in the wall where construction was halted immediately after President Biden took office.