Nebraska senators cite Biden’s failure to secure U.S. Mexico border during visit


LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) —Nebraska U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts’ visited the U.S. Mexico border to assess the area earlier this week.

During the visit, both senators met with landowners to discuss how the Biden Administration has impacted the area in what Sen. Ricketts dubbed, “President Biden’s failure at the southern border.”

Sen. Ricketts said more fentanyl related deaths are happening as a direct response to borders that are left unsecure.

“Young Nebraskans like Taryn Lee Griffith are being killed as unprecedented amounts of fentanyl make their way across the border every day,” said Sen. Ricketts.

Border patrol resources continue to be up for debate with some saying that more money should be spent on border security.

“Until the Biden administration gets a handle on who and what is entering the country, the chaos will only continue. Securing the border means enforcing our current immigrations laws,” said Sen. Fischer. “Ending catch-and-release, enacting barriers against sex/drug trafficking, and ensuring the exceptional men and women of our Border Patrol have the resources they need.”

With hopes to increase border protection, senators received multiple briefings from agencies that included the National Border Patrol Council, Customs and Border Protection and the Texas Department of Public Safety.



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