Southern Minnesota Congressman Visits US/Mexico Border
Washington (KROC AM News) - First District Congressman Jim Hagedorn recently made a trip to the US/Mexico border and says “the situation is worse than anything our country has experienced in over 20 years.”
The Republican Congressman who represents a large part of southern Minnesota joined members of the House Border Security Caucus last week on a trip to El Paso, Texas “to see first-hand the crisis unfolding at our Southern Border. “
Hagedorn says U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reporting nearly 180,000 southwestern border encounters were made in April. He says that compares to 17,000 in April 2020 - a 944% increase in illegal aliens crossing our border.
Hagedorn says he learned CBP has seized more than 200,000 pounds of dangerous narcotics like methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl, and heroin so far this year.
Hagedorn is reaching out to his constituents to gauge their feelings on the border problems and is asking them to take a survey based on the question:
Do you approve or disapprove of President Biden's handling of the Southern Border?
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