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January 10th, 2023
Rep. Grijalva’s Statement on Biden Border Visit and Mexico Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07) issued the following statement on the President Biden’s trip the border and the North American Leaders’ Summit:

“President Biden’s visit to the border was welcome and needed, but our problems at the border will not be solved through visits. The issues surrounding our border are systemic and a hemispheric problem. It’s going to require global solutions and partnerships that involve upholding international and domestic asylum laws and addressing the root causes of migration due to corruption, violence and climate, not just sealing the border or building a wall.”

“Meanwhile, House Republicans are doubling down on their agenda of fearmongering on our southern border. They will continue to use the borderlands as a prop to further militarize border communities. Instead, Congress should concentrate on updating our outdated immigration and asylum laws to streamline the process, modernizing our ports-of-entry to detect synthetic drugs, focusing on organized criminal organizations on both sides of the border and providing non-governmental organizations the resources they need to address the humanitarian crisis.”

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