Jacobs headed to Southern Border to meet with Border Patrol, tour detention facilities

Posted 4 March 2022 at 10:02 am

Press Release, Congressman Chris Jacobs

ORCHARD PARK – Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) is traveling to the southern border today to meet with members of Border Patrol and local law enforcement, tour detention facilities, and observe ports of entry and technology being deployed at the border.

“As a member of Congress, I believe it is imperative to see challenges facing our nation firsthand and to hear directly from the people facing them in order to be a more effective representative,” Jacobs said. “Since President Biden took office and undid the successful policies of President Trump that discouraged illegal immigration, we have seen a growing national security and humanitarian crisis at our southern border. Most recently, we have seen record amounts of fentanyl crossing into our country.”

This is Jacobs’ third trip to the southern border since being elected to Congress. In June of 2021, Jacobs traveled to the southern border with President Trump to meet with Border Patrol agents and observe the impacts of President Biden’s decision to cancel the construction of the border wall.

“The Biden administration has created a crisis at our southern border – one that impacts the safety and well-being of every American. Once criminals and illicit drugs cross our southern border, they move throughout the nation,” Jacobs said. “Fentanyl trafficked across our southern border continues to fuel the opioid epidemic in communities across our country and right here at home. Securing our southern border and providing our brave Border Patrol agents with every resource they need has never been more important to the health, safety, and security of our nation.”