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Rep. Gosar Statement Regarding April Illegal Border Crossings

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-09) issued the following statement after Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released new data showing 179,725 illegal aliens crossed the southern border in April:


“Since Joe Biden took office, 11 million illegal aliens have surged across the border, including nearly 180,000 lawbreakers last month.  This does not include another two million “gotaways” who have made their way into our country undetected.  


Criminals are pouring across the border, destroying communities and straining law enforcement.  Alarmingly, 330 terrorists on the watchlist have now entered the United States in the past three years, including at least 80 this year.


Another 1,300 pounds of deadly fentanyl were seized in April, equivalent to 300 million lethal doses.  Since Biden took office, roughly 29 tons of fentanyl has entered our country, destroying loved-ones and wreaking havoc on communities.  Fentanyl is the leading cause of death for Americans ages 18-45, accounting for more than 112,000 fatal drug overdoses last year.


Mr. Biden’s 94 executive actions on immigration and his failed, open border policies created the border invasion and it is costing taxpayers $451 billion each year.  House Republicans passed a tough border security bill, H.R. 2, last May, but Senator Schumer and Joe Biden refuse to support it.  They would rather have a wide-open border than a safe America,” concluded Congressman Gosar.