Republican Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Kelly and Democratic Maryland Rep. Glenn Ivey sparred over who is to blame for the surge in illegal immigration in recent years during a hearing on the crisis at the northern border Tuesday.
Kelly testified during the hearing, which was titled “Biden’s Growing Border Crisis: Death, Drugs, and Disorder on the Northern Border,” to discuss his concerns with the Biden administration’s border policies amid a surge in illegal immigration in recent years. Border Patrol agents in the Swanton sector in Vermont, New York and New Hampshire have recently seen an 846% increase in illegal migrant apprehensions.
Ivey used his opening statement to criticize Republicans for only bringing the attention to the issue under the Biden administration, when they can blame the Democratic president.
“The facts do not support the Republican claim that the northern border is quote a source of death, drugs and disorder,” Ivey said, sharing a previous quote from his Republican colleague dismissing concern for the U.S.-Canadian border. Read more…