EXCLUSIVE: A report obtained Tuesday by Fox News Digital from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Republicans highlighted how President Biden’s policies are worsening the immigration crisis at the southern border, and suggested solutions to help curb the influx of illegal migrants.
The report, titled “Biden’s Border Crisis: Examining Policies that Encourage Illegal Migration,” labeled the influx of migrants at the border a “humanitarian catastrophe for the vulnerable people involved,” and noted the security concerns associated with the situation.
The number of migrant encounters at the southern border hit a record in May, reaching 239,416, according to Customs and Border Protection.
“Illegal migration to the United States has reached record-breaking levels since the Biden Administration entered office. In order to protect U.S. security and regional stability, its time the administration establish sound immigration controls within the United States and build political will and capacity in Mexico and the northern Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras,” Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member James Risch, R-Idaho, told Fox News Digital.
“Our report offers concrete recommendations to address the root causes of illegal migration and to achieve safety and security at our U.S. southern border and the region at large.”
The report drew a connection between the policies of the Obama administration and those implemented by the Biden administration, highlighting how Biden’s policies “incentivized illegal migration and undermined the ability of U.S. law enforcement to secure our borders.”
Specifically, the report called out Biden’s attempt to end Title 42 and focus on the “root causes” of illegal immigration as some of the factors contributing to the crisis at the border.
Biden appointed Vice President Kamala Harris in 2021 to lead his administration’s efforts to solve the issue of illegal immigration, and she has since focused the administration’s efforts on the “root causes” of migration.
By Kelsey Koberg
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