Gosar Statement Regarding July Illegal Border Crossings and Ongoing Invasion
Bullhead City, AZ – Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) issued the following statement after the Biden administration released new data showing nearly 200,000 illegal aliens were apprehended crossing the southern border in July. This number does not include the hundreds of thousands who were not apprehended.
“For the seventeenth straight month, more than 150,000 illegal aliens crossed the southern border including 200,000 illegal aliens in July 2022. Since Biden and the open border democrats took over in January 2021, they have facilitated an invasion of our sovereign borders of more than 4.2 million illegal aliens. Included in this invasion are terrorists - over five dozen documented so far, drug traffickers, sex traffickers and common criminals.
Sadly, illicit drugs, including deadly fentanyl, also continue to pour in. More than 2,000 pounds of fentanyl were seized by border officials in July. That’s enough to kill 469 million people, or substantially more than the entire population of our country.
Mr. Biden’s open border policies are a welcome invitation to criminals and drug cartels to cross into our country unchecked. Biden refuses to protect the people of America and he has lost the trust of its citizens. It is no wonder states like Arizona are now completing the wall themselves and will take border security into their hands in order to stop the invasion,” concluded Congressman Gosar.