What's Ahead 1. My Trip This Week to the Yuma Sector of the Border. 2. Town Hall Meetings. 3. Coolest Thing Made In Wisconsin. 4. Weekly Roundup. 5. My Contact Information.
1. My Trip This Week to the Yuma Sector of the Border.
2. Town Hall Meetings.
3. Coolest Thing Made In Wisconsin.
4. Weekly Roundup.
5. My Contact Information.
Update from Yuma Sector of the Southern Border
The situation at our Southern border is alarming and threatening to the United States in a variety of ways, ranging from our national security to historic levels of fentanyl and other drugs entering our country. The chaos at our Southern border began to multiply after President Biden reversed many of President Trump’s immigration policies that were showing positive results.
This week, I visited the Yuma sector of the Southern border in Arizona to further examine President Biden’s border crisis. This was my fifth trip to the border this year, and each time I return with more details about the extent of the crisis and am amazed by the lack of urgency by the Biden Administration to address this crisis. Border Patrol agents on the ground voiced their frustration to me regarding the shortage of supplies needed to adequately combat the daily surge of migrants not only in Yuma, but several sectors. They told me the cartels intentionally overflow certain sectors of the border, knowing Border Patrol only has so much manpower under this Administration. Forcing them to use their resources to shield specific highly-trafficked sections of the border exploits several vulnerable areas that would otherwise be guarded. As the Biden Administration continues their inaction, I can say with confidence that this Administration's policies are driving the months-long surge of illegal immigration we're experiencing.
Of the many shortcomings, the wasted materials that came with the decision to halt construction of the border wall system particularly stands out to me. When I speak with Border Patrol agents and local law enforcement officials, they all tell me that having a border wall system greatly helps them do their job. After President Biden stopped construction, the materials that had been bought and paid for are sitting in the desert going to waste. This is a waste of taxpayer dollars and a slight to agents protecting our border.
Border apprehensions increased every month under President Biden for the first six months of his presidency. In July, Customs and Border Protection reported 213,534 encounters with illegal immigrants, a 20-year high. That figure remained above the historic mark of 200,000 apprehensions in August. This number obviously screams for the immediate hiring of additional Border Patrol agents. The more encounters, the more paperwork and less time spent patrolling the border.
President Biden claims he inherited the border crisis, but the situation became an unmitigated disaster after he stopped construction of the border wall system and eliminated the Migrant Protection Protocols that kept migrants in Mexico until their immigration court date. The lack of authority and leadership from the White House concerning the border encourages human smugglers to profit from the Administration’s open border policies and places migrant families and unaccompanied children at risk as they seek to come to the United States illegally.
This year, Border Patrol officials have encountered individuals from 80 different countries attempting to come into the United States. This isn’t a specific country problem; it’s a world problem. With over 1.3 million illegal immigrants stopped at the border this year and thousands more coming every day, it is past time for the Biden Administration to act.
Town Hall Meetings
This week, I held town hall meetings in Coloma and Randolph. Thank you to everyone who attended! I always enjoy giving you a detailed update on what Congress is working on and hearing which issues are affecting you. My office is finalizing details on my next round of town hall meetings, so stay tuned into my weekly E-newsletter for further information when it becomes available.
Coolest Thing Made In Wisconsin
Wisconsin's world-class manufacturing industry is highlighted each year when Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce and Johnson Financial Group team up to find the "Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin". Products from companies all over the state compete head-to-head in a bracket challenge until one is declared the "Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin".
Voting began in September with 29 competitors from the 6h District. Half of the contestants were eliminated each week until there were four remaining. Of the final four, two were from the 6th District.
It is with great excitement that I share with you that the winner of the 2021 "Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin" is from Manitowoc. Congratulations to Broadwind Heavy Fabrications and their 140 Ton Navy Crane for taking home the title of the 2021 Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin!
Thank you to the LaClare Family Creamery for hosting the inaugural Goatoberfest in Malone last weekend. I had a wonderful time!
Thanks to John Pfiefer, President and CEO of Oshkosh Corporation, for meeting in my office to discuss furthering the growth of Wisconsin manufacturing and bringing more jobs to our great state.
I went to Evergreen Campsites in Wild Rose to congratulate them for becoming the first Wisconsin campground to win National Park of the Year. Congratulations!
Last weekend, I went to the Adell Zion United Methodist Church Annual Pork Chop Dinner. Thanks again for your tremendous hospitality!
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