Touring the Southern Border
I traveled to El Paso, Texas, to tour a port of entry, border wall construction, and an ICE processing center with agents from Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The men and women who work to protect our border are the very best our nation has to offer. We had a productive day of touring these facilities and seeing the border while meeting with those on the ground and observing the crisis they are managing first hand.
The tour started with Customs and Border Protection at the Paso del Norte Port of Entry and processing facility. Customs and Border Protection previously reported illegal immigrant apprehensions at the southern border reached a 12-year high in 2019. In fiscal year 2019 alone, 862,788 people have attempted to enter the country illegally. I saw how they process legal and illegal immigrants, and demonstrated their ability to constantly adjust to handle the number of people coming in.
From there, we went to Monument Three- near the Rio Grande- to view the border and receive a briefing on border security operations and border wall construction. The day’s events concluded with a visit to the ICE El Paso Service Processing Center. In the last two years, ICE officers arrested 266,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records.
You can watch a video recap of the day below.
Coffee with Cramer
I held a Coffee with Cramer in Jamestown and answered questions from constituents on agriculture, drug prices, and federal spending.
We can solve every problem we face during family discussions over coffee. Our country needs more family discussions where we listen to each other and share new ideas. Thank you to everyone who came to Babb's Coffee House to engage in one of these important discussions.
Protecting our Judiciary
My Senate Republican colleagues and I sent a letter to the Supreme Court in response to Democratic Senators threatening to pack the court if a certain case was not heard.
"Judicial independence is under assault. Democrats in Congress, and on the presidential campaign trail, have peddled plans to pack this court with more justices in order to further their radical legislative agenda,” the letter says.
Like the rest of the Democratic party platform, this court-packing scheme is nothing more than a sloppy regurgitation of a 1930’s failure. Their threat to implement this radical plan if the court does not follow their demands should concern all Americans, and I urge the court to be guided only by the rule of law and the Constitution of the United States.
Veterans Advisory Board
In the six years I served in the House of Representatives, this Advisory Board helped shape the policies I supported and the bills I introduced. Over the August Recess, I reformed the committee and added more people who have either served our country or serve those who served our country.
The Veterans Advisory Board brings a practical viewpoint to the policies we debate in Congress. They offer proposals for legislation and help give me guidance on oversight, with everything from implementing the VA Mission Act to ensuring our veterans receive their benefits. They are an invaluable resource for me; and I am grateful for their service to our country and to our state, as well as for their willingness to advise me on the policies important to them.
You can read about each member of the Veterans Advisory Board at the button below.
My offices are open in Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot, Fargo and Washington, D.C. You can stop by or call any of the following offices. You can also visit my website at www.cramer.senate.gov.
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