Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Hill Statement on Visit to Southwest Border
“This was my third visit to the southwest border in the past year, and it was the most eye-opening of the three by far. I appreciate the difficult job that local law enforcement and our customs and border patrol officers have, but from my visits and discussions it is obvious that there are serious deficiencies in our ability to control the flow of people and narcotics coming into our country. I have spoken with countless Arkansans who have made it clear that securing our homeland is one of—if not the greatest—issue facing this Nation. Seeing firsthand the obstacles in securing our border and hearing from those on the frontlines are invaluable to me in my role as a Member of Congress working to design solutions to this continuing crisis.
“As I have said since my visit to El Paso, TX, last spring, a wall is a useful tool in regaining control of what is occurring in populated areas on our border, but we need a more comprehensive approach that utilizes all technologies and manpower at our disposal to provide us with the maximum amount of security along the length of the diverse topography and demography of the entire border.”
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