Tag: Securing our Borders

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 “If the Title 42 Order is rescinded, it is necessary that you provide a detailed plan to Congress and that it does not rely on the VA’s “Fourth Mission.”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

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