06.26.19

Senator David Perdue: We Are Facing A Full-Blown Humanitarian Crisis

U.S. Senate Approves Bipartisan Emergency Package For Crisis At Southern Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the United States Senate’s passage of a bipartisan emergency package to address the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border:

“We are facing a full-blown humanitarian crisis at our southern border. Last month, over 84,000 family units and 11,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended by border patrol agents. Our agents are doing everything in their power to care for the families and children, but they are completely overwhelmed. President Trump knows this will only continue to escalate unless we find a bipartisan solution immediately. Now, Congress has the opportunity to provide law enforcement officials with some of the resources they need to do their job and address this heartbreaking situation. The U.S. Senate’s bipartisan package will take care of the immediate humanitarian needs, but much more needs to be done to close legal loopholes and secure our southern border.”

Background:

  • Last week, Senator Perdue spoke on the U.S. Senate floor about the urgent need for additional resources to address the humanitarian crisis at the border.
  • Earlier this year, Senator Perdue visited the southern border to meet with border patrol agents and see the crisis firsthand.

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