February 7, 2023

Cassidy, Scott Introduce the Upholding the Law at Our Border Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Rick Scott (R-FL), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), James Lankford (R-OK), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) in introducing the Upholding the Law at Our Border Act. Under President Biden’s failed agenda of amnesty and open borders, more than 5 million known migrants have illegally crossed the southern border and tons of deadly drugs, like fentanyl, have flooded into U.S. communities and taken more than 100,000 American lives in 2021. This legislation would require the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to investigate the vetting and processing of migrants apprehended along the southwest border and to ensure that all laws are being upheld. 

“The crisis at the southern border has allowed fentanyl, drugs, and human traffickers to flow freely across our border. Biden refuses to do anything about it. This bill will shed light on ignored laws on the books to secure our border,” said Dr. Cassidy. 

“Thanks to the Biden administration’s open border and amnesty policies, more than 5 million known migrants have illegally crossed the southern border. President Biden is laying out a welcome mat for human traffickers and savage cartels bringing drugs, like fentanyl, and crime to our communities. The administration is either intentionally keeping local law enforcement and communities in the dark, or willfully breaking U.S. laws by letting unvetted immigrants roam freely across America. We can’t allow them to continue recklessly ignoring U.S. law and putting families at risk. Our bill, the Upholding the Law at Our Border Act, requires an immediate investigation to ensure the proper vetting and processing of anyone that comes into our country, and holds the administration accountable for its basic duty of upholding U.S. laws. I urge the rest of my colleagues in the senate to support and help quickly pass this good bill,” said Senator Scott.