GOP to Democrats: Say the Border is a Crisis

March 24, 2021

Democrats Block Common Sense Resolution

U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (Wyoming) joined fellow Wyoming Senator John Barrasso and other Republican colleagues on a resolution calling on the Biden Administration to correctly refer to the surge of illegal immigrants at our southern border as a crisis.

Of the resolution, Senator Lummis said:

“This is the largest surge in migration in two decades, yet the Biden Administration refuses to call it a crisis. It’s time to acknowledge the reality that this a security and humanitarian crisis and take action. We need to secure the border now.”

Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma is the primary sponsor. Cosponsors of the resolution include Sens. Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.).

The resolution reads: “Expressing the sense of the Senate that the current influx of migrants is causing a crisis at the Southern border. Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That it is the sense of the Senate that the current influx of migrants at the Southern land border of the United States constitutes a crisis.”