Tag: Securing our Borders

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

Daines: Illegal Immigrants with Arrest Warrants Should be Arrested, Not Cleared by TSA

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today introduced a bill to prohibit the use of an ICE arrest warrant as a form of identification at aviation checkpoints. “It’s pretty simple — if an illegal immigrant presents their own arrest warrant as a form of ID, they should be immediately arrested, not cleared by TSA to hop on a plane in the United States,” Daines said. “The fact this is even an issue is beyond outrageous. This is a threat to our national security and it must be stopped immediately.”  Daines introduced this bill after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administer David Pekoske confirmed TSA

Daines Succeeds in Blocking Biden’s $450,000 Payments to Illegal Immigrants

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced that after leading the charge to stop President Biden from giving hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to illegal immigrants who broke the law, Biden has backed off this effort and these settlement payments will not happen. “It’s about time. I’m glad my call to end the outrageous idea of giving hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to illegal immigrants who broke the law was successful,” Daines said. “Now, President Biden must finally secure the southern border and end his border crisis for good.”   Background:  Daines has been leading the charge in the Senate

Daines to Biden’s CBP Nominee: Return to Trump Policies, End Biden’s Border Crisis

U.S. SENATE — Today at a U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing, Daines questioned President Biden’s nominee to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Chris Magnus, about Biden’s disastrous policies that have caused a crisis at our southern border. Watch and download the remarks HERE. “The Biden administration’s disastrous border policies have led to a massive surge in illegal migrants that has overwhelmed border patrol officers,” Daines said. “In fact, just this calendar year, there has been more than 1.3 million encounters at the southern border due to ending the successful policies of the Trump Administration such as ‘Remain in Mexico’ and ending catch and release. The migrant crisis has

Daines Presses DHS for Answers on Release of Haitian Migrants into U.S.

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines is demanding answers from Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas about reports that thousands of migrants in Del Rio, Texas, were released into the interior of the U.S. instead of facing removal as the Administration had previously pledged. “While we applaud the Administration’s original stated intent to expel the majority of migrants under the CDC’s Title 42 order or to expeditiously remove them, we are concerned that DHS did not actually carry out this plan, deployed resources in a manner that weakened border security, and undermined the deterrent effect of any future statements that the Biden

Daines to Introduce Bill to Prevent Taxpayer Funded Handouts for Illegal Immigrants

U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced he will introduce a bill to stop taxpayer dollars from going to states that are making any direct or indirect payments to illegal immigrants. This follows news that New York will be providing close to $2.1 billion to illegal immigrants which could then be covered by funding from the $1.9 trillion spending package. “It’s outrageous that while millions of American workers are still hurting, and in the midst of a border crisis created by President Biden, that we have states handing out taxpayer dollars to illegal immigrants. We should not be rewarding Biden’s open border policies by

Daines Demands Action, Change in Policies Following the Release of a Criminal Alien in Whitefish

U.S. SENATE—U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to the Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security urging them to work with Canadian law enforcement to enhance systems that allow expedited access to criminal records. “While it is clear there has been significant collaboration with the Canadian government, as the incident from January 23 shows, there still appear to be significant flaws either in the agreement itself, or in the implementation of the agreement. That a fugitive wanted for such egregious crimes was in custody and released without his identity being verified is both inconceivable and unacceptable.

Daines to Bring Pence to Billings for Firsthand Look at Montana’s Meth Crisis

U.S. SENATE –U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that he is bringing Vice President Mike Pence to Billings next Wednesday (6/12) for a firsthand look at Montana’s devastating meth crisis. Pence will join Daines at the RiverStone Health Clinic for a briefing from the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force (HIDAT) and the Yellowstone Substance Abuse Coalition.  Click HERE to download video. “Montana has a crisis on its hands. Mexican meth is pouring into our state and tearing our families and communities apart,” Daines said. “I’ve been fighting hard to tackle this growing issue all over our state and

Daines, Gianforte Urge Agency to Prevent Crisis at Northern Border

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Greg Gianforte today sent a letter to the acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) opposing cuts in hours of operation at four Montana ports of entry.  “Cuts in hours of service should not be implemented and the current hours of service should continue. While we remain willing to work with you on the needs of your service to protect America and resolve the crisis at the southern border, we encourage you to refrain from causing a crisis at the northern border at the same time,” Daines and Gianforte wrote. To download