Hagerty Statement on Biden’s Rescission of National Emergency at the Southern Border

February 11, 2021

WASHINGTON—United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) released the following statement after the White House announced the rescission of the proclamation declaring a national emergency at the southern border of the United States:

“President Biden’s open-borders immigration policies are already resulting in surges of migrants from Central America, which means that only in a fantasy world is it time to declare that there is not a crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. The termination of border wall construction—construction that law enforcement on the ground has said they desperately need—will only accelerate the worsening of this problem. Our communities and jobs are threatened by this decision that places political correctness and empty symbolism above protecting Americans from uncontrollable illegal immigration, drug and human trafficking, and additional spread of the ongoing global pandemic.”