Allred Statement on Biden’s Executive Order on the Border

DALLAS — Congressman Colin Allred today released the following statement after the President announced an Executive Order that will shut down the border because migrant crossings have exceeded a specified threshold. 

“Our border communities need more than talking points and photo ops, they need action,” said Allred. “And while I have been critical of this Administration’s approach to the border, if it is implemented correctly this Executive Order could bring long overdue relief to our border communities. This action will not entirely solve this crisis but we are here because of Ted Cruz’s efforts to block any solution to our broken immigration system. There is no substitute for comprehensive Congressional action to secure our border and get Texas border communities the resources they need. Ted Cruz will never be part of a solution, but in the Senate, I will.”

Allred’s family is from Brownsville where his grandfather worked as a customs officer. In Congress, Allred has championed the recent bipartisan border security bill, and joined a Congressional task force to push for passage and other common-sense reforms to fix the broken immigration system, including the bipartisan Dignity Act. 

Ted Cruz voted against this package in February and stated he opposed it because of the politics. The bipartisan Senate bill is endorsed by a diverse group of stakeholders, including the National Border Patrol Council, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers and the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Additionally, Cruz voted against a separate government funding package that was signed into law, which included millions in funding to hire a record 22,000 border patrol agents.

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