On Monday, U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman (SC-5) introduced new legislation in the House of Representatives to help address the massive surge of immigrants along our southern border.
The Stop the SURGE Act, or Stop the Surge of Unsafe Rio Grande Encampments Act, would relocate illegal immigrants from South Texas to the following newly established ports of entry for… Read more »
Wow. I can’t even express enough outrage over this.
Arrests along our southern border have now reached the “highest levels ever recorded.” That’s according to unpublished Border Patrol data obtained by the Washington Post.
Let’s unpack this information…
Being arrested and being detained by our Border Patrol are generally two different things. Illegal immigrants are typically detained… Read more »
Let’s talk details. This is a long post, I know, but it’s important for everyone to understand just how bad the Democrats’ massive tax & spend package is going to be.
Remember, this bill isn’t even finalized yet. I’ve linked to their initial version below. As of now, this is a 2,465-page monster that will expand cradle-to-grave government dependence, make inflation worse, and put our… Read more »
It is HORRIBLE what President Biden has enabled to occur along our southern border.
His policy decisions were deliberate and (I would argue) by design. He changed Trump's asylum policies, stopped new construction of the wall, and a host of other measures he deliberately took that encouraged, not discouraged, the near-record surge on our border.
For without the surge... without the… Read more »
Every minute, of every hour, of every day last month, our Border Patrol encountered an average of 4.6 people along our southern border.
208,887 total encounters in August, according to data released just a couple hours ago. Massive numbers, once again.
Think about that. It’s more than one encounter by our Border Patrol every 15 SECONDS. And it doesn’t even account for those who make it… Read more »
It's been an exhausting week, but well worth it. We just wrapped up a series of in-person town halls all over the district, and I want to thank the hundreds of people who showed up. It was great to see and hear from so many folks!
Also a special thanks to Rep. William Timmons who joined me in Spartanburg, the dozens of law enforcement officers who kept us all safe, and all the venues… Read more »
I'll be hosting seven (7) live, in-person town halls next week all throughout the congressional district. If you're interested in a legislative update from Congress and an opportunity to ask questions, this is your chance! Here's a link to my events page with details.
We have a wide range of starting times, between noon and 5:30 PM, and a wide variety of venues. If you can't make it to… Read more »
Do you see the trend here since President Biden took office?
78,417 – January
101,098 – February
173,283 – March
178,797 – April
180,569 – May
188,934 – June
212,672 – July
These are Border Patrol encounters of illegal immigrants by month. (An “encounter” is either an apprehension or an immediate expulsion.)
Did you read how the Secretary of Homeland Security recently described… Read more »
Check out this Wall Street Journal sentence in an article published Saturday:
“Migrant families continue to be released with instructions to check in with immigration authorities, rather than being given court dates, because border agents are too busy to issue the proper paperwork.”
Everyone knew there’d be a massive surge of illegal immigrants after President Biden… Read more »
Confirmed by a Friday afternoon data dump: our Border Patrol has now apprehended more than ONE MILLION illegal immigrants so far this year.
That’s more in the first six months of 2021 than any **full year** since 2005. And that number doesn’t even account for the countless who made it though without being apprehended. June’s data also revealed 15,000 apprehensions of unaccompanied… Read more »