House Minority Leader Takes Trip To Border City

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( – On the day after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy led a group of freshmen GOP lawmakers in an official visit to the border, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries held his own visit to the border city of Laredo, Texas.

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX.) and Jeffries held meetings with local officials and law enforcement in order to talk about the different challenges that border communities were currently facing because of the influx of immigrants. Following these meetings, they spoke at a news conference near the city’s World Trade Bridge administrative building, according to a report from The Hill.

In his remarks, Jeffries said that the Biden administration had so far taken some important steps to help curb the migration pressure from a few countries including Cuba, Haiti, and Venezuela. He added that despite this congressional solutions were necessary.

He further called for the implementation of comprehensive immigration reforms that would respect the “rule of law.” The House Republican majority has placed a lot of its attention on the southern border, as the influx of migrants entering the border has continued despite efforts to stem the flow. On February 16, McCarthy led a group House Republicans who are currently serving their first terms after beating out their Democratic opponents.

Last week, a joint hearing from the Commerce Committee and House Energy investigations and health subcommittees took place in McAllen, Texas. According to The Hill, another hearing by the House Judiciary Committee was set to take place in Yuma, Arizona this week.

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