May 16, 2024 | Blog Posts

We Must Secure the Border

There’s a crisis going on at our Southern Border and it’s affecting Iowa even though we’re more than 1,000 miles away. This Administration’s open border policies have allowed an influx of illegal migrants and more than 27,000 pounds of fentanyl to poison our local communities.

Let me be clear: fentanyl shouldn’t be trafficked into our country by the cartels – period. But unfortunately, it is. Just this year, a man traveling from the Southern Border to Des Moines was caught with 30,000 fentanyl-laced pills in his car. Luckily, Iowa law enforcement intercepted these drugs before they were in the hands of our children.

Unfortunately, local law enforcement is being strained by the consequences of our wide-open Southern Border. In my conversations with sheriffs and police departments across our community, too many officers have shared with me that their work is consumed by fentanyl-related crime. That’s why I led two amendments today to the aptly named Police Our Border Act to help understand the additional pressures being put on local law enforcement.

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Both of my amendments were passed unanimously – which is a major victory for the men and women in blue. The Police the Border Act passed with my changes – next stop: The Senate!

I’ll keep fighting to secure our Southern Border. Be sure to sign up for updates on my work on your behalf: