Securing Our Borders

I am committed to ensuring that the federal government effectively protects Americans from terrorism, drug trafficking, cyber attacks, and other crime, while safeguarding our liberties and privacy. In Montana, our communities are being torn apart by Mexican fentanyl that is flowing in through our southern border. This is an issue folks all over our state are dealing with, and it must stop.

Securing our southern border is a matter of national security. The increase in illegal immigration, drug trafficking, and human smuggling is unacceptable. I will support whatever is necessary to secure our borders – including by building a border wall.

Daines Slams President Biden’s Border Crisis at First Senate Leadership Press Conference

“Montana is a northern border state with a southern border crisis” U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today joined his first Republican Senate Leadership press conference where he slammed President Biden and Senate Democrats for ignoring the crisis at the southern border and discussed how it is devastating Montana communities. “Montana is a northern border state with a southern border crisis. Fentanyl is destroying our communities, creating lawlessness, and record levels of crime and record levels of fatal overdoses in Montana. This fentanyl is coming directly from the Mexican cartels. Sadly, the Biden administration is not doing anything to control

Daines Introduces Bill to Protect Montana Communities Amidst Biden’s Southern Border Crisis

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced a bill to protect Montana communities from President Biden’s southern border crisis.  “Montana is a northern border state with a southern border crisis, and our communities are feeling the effects of President Biden’s open-border policies. We must put an end to ‘catch-and-release’ policies that put Montana families and communities in danger,” Daines said.  The “Keep Our Communities Safe Act” would close the legal loophole that requires immigration authorities to release back into the United States illegal aliens who have not been accepted for deportation to other countries after being detained for six months – a practice

Daines’ Statement on Federal Judge Blocking Biden’s Attempt to End Title 42

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement in response to a federal judge temporarily blocking the Biden administration from ending the Title 42 public health order, which would have made President Biden’s border crisis even worse. “It’s outrageous that President Biden even considered rescinding Title 42 in the midst of a historic crisis at our southern border that’s leaving our country wide open to an influx of illegal drugs and illegal immigrants. While I’m glad to see a Trump-appointed judge block Biden’s senseless decision, the President needs to wake up, face reality and secure our southern

Daines Calls on Biden to Combat Rise in Crime, Southern Border Crisis

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines helped introduce a Senate resolution calling on the Biden administration to work with Congress to develop a plan to combat the rise in crime and the crisis at the southern border. The Resolution comes as the nation honors National Police Week.  “Montana is a northern border state with a southern border problem, and our families and communities are being directly impacted by Biden’s incompetent handling of the crisis at our southern border and the rise in crime,” Daines said. “For the safety of Montanans, it’s high time Biden stops ignoring the southern border crisis he created and stops allowing crime

Daines Introduces Bill to Prevent VA Personnel from Being Used to Mitigate Biden’s Southern Border Crisis

U.S. CONGRESS – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced a bill to prevent the Biden administration from using VA health care professionals to mitigate an expected surge of illegal immigration as a result of the reversal of Title 42. “Montana veterans who selflessly served our nation rely on VA facilities for critical health care services— their care should not be compromised by the Biden administration’s inability to secure our southern border. President Biden created this crisis on his own, and instead of trying to redirect VA personnel and resources to fix it, he needs to accept his failure, reinstate Trump immigration

Daines: Biden Must Stop Putting Illegal Immigrants Over Montanans

U.S. CONGRESS – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement after a federal court blocked the Biden administration from ending President Trump’s Title 42 policy which allowed for the rapid expulsion of illegal immigrants. “Montana is a northern border state with a southern border crisis, and it will only get worse if President Biden gets his way by rescinding Trump’s Title 42 immigration policy. I’ve been pushing back ever since Biden announced his absurd idea to end this immigration policy, and today, I’m glad to see a court temporarily block it from happening. Biden needs to stop putting illegal

Daines to Biden Admin: Do Not Use VA Personnel to Mitigate Your Southern Border Crisis

U.S. CONGRESS – U.S. Senator Steve Daines is demanding the Biden administration commit to preventing VA health care professionals from being used to facilitate an expected surge of illegal immigration as a result of the reversal of Title 42. “If the Title 42 Order is rescinded, it is necessary that you provide a detailed plan to Congress and that it does not rely on the VA’s “Fourth Mission.” The VA plays an essential role in responding to a crisis when called; however, it must not be part of the response plan to a foreseeable problem when the circumstance is avoidable. The

Daines Slams Biden Admin for Putting Woke Agenda Over National Security

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today called out the Biden administration for allowing the TSA to no longer consider gender when checking the identity of travelers. Daines is demanding answers as to why Biden’s choosing to put wokeness over national security.  “Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, the federal government has made significant progress in securing domestic air travel. Whether through the creation of TSA or improved screening practices, the federal government has taken significant steps in regard to securing air travel and protecting American citizens. Now, it appears that the current administration has shifted its focus to advancing “wokeness” at the expense of

Daines Demands Answers from Biden on Mass Release of Illegal Immigrants into the U.S. on Taxpayer Funded Flights

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines is demanding answers from the Biden administration about recent reports of taxpayer dollars being used to transport illegal immigrants on “midnight flights” and the mass release of illegal immigrants into American communities.  “We write today regarding the movement of dangerous illegal immigrants from the border for release into law-abiding American communities. In light of the public reporting around “midnight flights” of illegal immigrants, we request a full accounting of your Department’s activities so that we can understand the scope of this challenge. We are concerned that the use of these midnight flights by Immigration