Jul 7 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Mike Braun (R-IN), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Tom Cotton (R-AR), James Inhofe (R-OK), and James Lankford (R-OK) sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland seeking answers over actions taken by the Biden Administration and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to open our borders and encourage illegal immigration in the midst of an ongoing crisis at the southern border.
“In recent years, our asylum laws have been abused and misused by illegal immigrants who are primarily economic migrants and are not otherwise eligible to immigrate to the United States,” the Senators wrote. “The cartels and human smugglers have learned how to manipulate our asylum laws, and to profit from abusing asylum by bringing illegal immigrants to the border. Instead of doing more to secure our border and discourage illegal immigration, the Biden Administration is now making it easier for economic migrants to make dubious and fraudulent asylum claims, to the delight of the cartels.”
The Senators continued, “This misguided embrace of open borders comes from the very top. In his first month in office, President Biden issued an executive order which directed you to review our asylum laws and to issue regulations to allow more asylum claims, regardless of merit. In response, you vacated two immigration rulings, Matter of L-E-A- and Matter of A-B-, which prevented general economic migrants from abusing the asylum system and making fraudulent claims.”
Read the full letter here