What's Ahead 1. My Bill to Protect Migrant Children. 2. Highlighting Business: Abel Dairy Farm. 3. August Town Hall Meetings. Updated Location 4. Weekly Roundup. 5. My Contact Information.
1. My Bill to Protect Migrant Children.
2. Highlighting Business: Abel Dairy Farm.
3. August Town Hall Meetings. Updated Location
4. Weekly Roundup.
5. My Contact Information.
My Bill to Protect Migrant Children
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is responsible for placing children who illegally cross the border alone with a parent or sponsor deemed capable of caring for the child’s well-being in the United States. These children are already subject to heinous abuses by Mexican Drug Cartels on their journey to America, but once they enter the country, ORR is responsible for caring for the child in the interim while identifying trustworthy sponsors.
As Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, the Border, and Foreign Affairs, I held a hearing to conduct oversight into how the humanitarian crisis at the border is endangering migrant children, and it became evident that the agency has prioritized the speedy release of these children over their safety. In addition to migrant children living in unfavorable and sometimes inhumane conditions due to ORR’s malfeasance, the agency has lost contact with more than 85,000 migrant children in the past two years.
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The agency's process of quickly discharging children into poorly-vetted households has also resulted in as many as two-thirds of children working illegal, full-time jobs in hazardous conditions to pay off smuggling debts to Cartels.
As a result of the negligence of the Biden Administration, Congressman Lance Gooden (R-TX) and I introduced the Migrant Child Safety Act, which will help ensure these children are better cared for in the hands of ORR. Specifically, our legislation mandates that ORR require sponsors to prove their familial relation to any unaccompanied migrant child through documentation, witnesses, or DNA testing. By accurately identifying and screening sponsors, we can ensure these children are not sent to strangers seeking to exploit them for labor or other illegal purposes.
Instead of channeling children to potentially dangerous living conditions with poorly-vetted sponsors they are often not related to, my bill will ensure that ORR is better equipped to reunite these children with a parent or locate a dependable sponsor to care for their safety.
We cannot adequately protect and defend migrant children, Border Patrol agents, or American communities until we take back control of the border and replace our broken system with one that is thoughtful and in the best interest of prospective immigrants, especially children.
Highlighting Business: Abel Dairy Farm
This week, I had a wonderful visit to Abel Dairy Farm, the dairy farm that has operated in Fond du Lac County since 1857. Steve Abel is the sixth-generation owner of the farm who has maintained his passion to continue his family’s farming legacy in Wisconsin's Sixth District.
Located in Eden, Abel Dairy Farm is a perfect example of why Wisconsin is the dairy capital of the world. Throughout my tour, it became clear that this dairy farm took extra care of the cows and their safety through nutritious feed, water, shelter, and access to a manure pit. By maintaining a healthy, hygienic living space for the cows, it comes as no surprise to see Abel Dairy Farm as a top producer of nutritious and delicious milk for Wisconsin families and children.
In addition to managing Abel Dairy Farm, Mr. Steve Abel is involved in our community by serving as Fond du Lac County Board Chair. Next year, he is excited that Abel Dairy Farm will be the proud host of Fond du Lac County Breakfast on the Farm.
Wisconsin's world-class dairy industry puts food on the table for families nationwide and plays an integral role in our economy. As your Representative, I'm thankful for the generations of hard-working dairy farmers that preserve and strengthen our renowned agricultural sector, like Abel Dairy Farm.
Town Hall Meetings
One of the most important parts of my job is hearing your feedback so I can make your voice heard in Washington, D.C. That is why I'll be hosting in-person town hall meetings on Tuesday, August 22 and Wednesday, August 23.
I hope to see you there!
Tuesday, August 22
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Markesan City Hall
150 South Bridge Street
Markesan, WI 53946
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Montello City Park Pavilion
Montello, WI 53949
Wednesday, August 23
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Utica Town Hall
1730 County Road FF
Oshkosh, WI 54904
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Campbellsport Municipal CenterUpdated Location
470 Grand Avenue
Campbellsport, WI 53010
Thank you to the impressive team with Proto-1 Manufacturing in Winneconne for the look at your process behind creating products for the tube and pipe industry.
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I had a great meeting with representatives of AARP from the Sixth District about empowering elderly Wisconsinites through retirement.
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It was a great experience visiting the family-owned Becks Meat Processing, which has operated in Oshkosh since 1996. Thank you for the tour and showcasing your homemade meats and spices.
Thank you to the Wisconsin Chiropractic Examining Board for meeting with me this week in Fond du Lac!
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