McCarthy should make border security HR1 in January

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In May this year, 240,000 illegal aliens were apprehended by Border Patrol, an all-time high for the country. That’s nearly 8,000 every day – not including the thousands of aliens who got away.

The crisis at the border is the number one long-term problem our country is facing. Under President Biden, the Left has systematically dismantled every system and tool we have to stop the flow of illegal aliens across our border. Worse, Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has disempowered our law enforcement, causing deep division and deeper loss.

That’s why House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., must make border security the No. 1 priority for Congress next year when conservatives retake the House. Americans are demanding a total overhaul of border security and a return to law and order.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy responds to reporters at the Capitol, Dec. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Americans have noticed, and are demanding change. Heritage Action surveyed Americans in congressional battleground districts in May 2022 and found that 72% of respondents wanted stricter enforcement of immigration laws – only 12% thought they should be looser. Nearly two-thirds also blamed Biden’s executive orders for the

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