April 20, 2017
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – U.S. Sen Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), today released a statement following a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border accompanied by an official from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
“Because of Trump’s strong rhetoric for enforcing our laws, illegal border crossings have seen a decline of over 60% since the beginning of his administration,” Inhofe said. “America has long been a welcoming home to those who wish to enter our country legally, and by securing our borders we succeed in protecting the freedom and liberty of American citizens including those who immigrate legally into the U.S. President Trump, Attorney General Sessions, and Secretary Kelly have been working hard to enforce the laws of the land and to sharpen the focus on deporting illegal aliens who commit crimes in our communities and pose a risk to law enforcement officials. I applaud the ongoing efforts by the administration and look forward to advancing legislation that further supports the administration’s already strong stance on this critical issue.”