Congresswoman Herrell demands Congress finish the southern border wall

According to a letter posted by the Republican Party of New Mexico, Congresswoman Yvette Herrell (R-NM-02) has officially requested that House Committee on Appropriations Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Ranking Member Kay Granger (R-TX) appropriate funds to finish New Mexico’s border wall and other physical security, which President Donald Trump began. Herrell also has asked for upgrades to the Santa Teresa Port of Entry (POE).

“It is urgent to include adequate funding for the Santa Teresa Port of Entry,” said the Congresswoman. “Constituents and stakeholders in my district are seeing unprecedented growth with the rapid expansion of the Santa Teresa Industrial Borderplex and surrounding areas. With this job growth comes increased demands on local infrastructure and the Santa Teresa Port of Entry. As commercial crossings at the Santa Teresa Port of Entry continue to increase, the capacity to handle such volume of crossings must be able to meet the demand. Due to continued growth in commercial and private traffic as well as its importance for international trade and economic development, I am asking the committee to prioritize much-needed funding.”

Herrell also demanded Congress focus on the victims of criminal aliens crossing the border. “Illegal immigration is not a victimless crime, causing an enormous burden on taxpayers, draining public funds and manpower, and depressing wages for the most vulnerable American citizens,” she said. 

“Securing our southern border by means of physical border infrastructure, such as completing construction of the border wall, is vital for our national security; we must ensure that those attempting to seek asylum or enter our country do so through a proper port of entry (POE) and that our Customs and Border Protection officers and agents are safe.”

Earlier this year, Rep. Herrell requested that Acting Commissioner for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Troy Miller dedicate additional resources to the development and modernization of the Santa Teresa POE.
Read Congresswoman Herrell’s full letter here.

1 thought on “Congresswoman Herrell demands Congress finish the southern border wall”

    DEPORT ALL 35,000,000 (thirty-five million) illegal aliens NOW!

    I don’t care if it’s a wall, a moat full of pirahana, or if it’s a GREEN DEAL of low orbit space platforms with solar powered, laser death rays – secure our Republic secure our borders and hang every TRAITOR who advocates open borders.
    AMERICA IS IN PERIL – if the government abrogates it’s basic responsibility to secure the Homeland then it’s left to citizens to rise up and repel these invaders.

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