Hyde-Smith among 19 Senators visiting border

Mississippi’s Junior Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith is part of a delegation of nearly 20 Republican senators visiting the border today to discuss immigration issues.

Hyde-Smith, along with Texas Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn and others, traveled to the McAllen, Texas region for briefings and tours yesterday and today.

In a statement released by her office, the visit is meant to “evaluate the surging crisis arising from the Biden Administration policy changes to immigration and border security.” Hyde-Smith said, “We border the Gulf of Mexico but when you come down here and you have the Mexican border and the issues that are going on, these border patrol agents they have the hardest job in this country right now, we’re down here to see how we can help improve that and hopefully go back with some policies that will be effective.”

The senators were escorted by Border Patrol and Texas Department of Public Safety agents at a busy crossing point.

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