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Congressman Biggs’ Statement on New Reports of Caravan Headed to U.S. Border

October 17, 2018
Press Release

GILBERT, ARIZONA – In response to reports of a caravan of migrants headed towards the U.S.-Mexico border, Congressman Andy Biggs released the following statement:

“Illegal aliens and their enablers continue to flout the laws of the United States. The federal government has failed to enforce our immigration laws, and Congress has allowed incentives to enter this country illegally. We have continued to provide foreign aid to our neighbors to the south even though they permit, and even encourage, thousands of their citizens to enter the U.S. illegally.

“In response, I introduced my bill, the Fund and Complete the Border Wall Act, which penalizes the home country of each illegal alien who is apprehended at our borders. Congress must also codify President Trump’s executive actions to end the catch and release system, which incentivizes illegal entry into the U.S. Finally, I call on the President to send additional assistance to aid our Border Patrol agents.”

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Congressman Andy Biggs is a first-term Representative from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology committees, and is the chairman of the Environment Subcommittee. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.