President Biden's Border Crisis at Six Months: A Security, Humanitarian, and Public Health Crisis

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The House Committee on Oversight and Reform and the House Committee on the Judiciary produced this report examining changes made in several immigration policies since President Biden took office in January 2021. The report claims the changes led to a surge of migrants at the southwest border, overwhelming border infrastructure and personnel and resulting in a security, public health, and humanitarian crisis. The chaos benefited smugglers and cartels, incentivized illegal activity, and put vulnerable migrants at risk. This crisis has necessitated emergency response measures costing taxpayers millions of dollars and is projected to lead to long-term high levels of illegal immigration and increased costs.
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• Senate Committee on the Judiciary, hearing on "The Secure and Protect Act: A Legislative Fix to the Crisis at the Southwest Border," 116th Cong., (2019, June 11)
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