Byrne visiting U.S.-Mexico border on Monday
Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-01) is visiting the United States’ southern border on Monday, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate’s office announced in a release.
Byrne reportedly arrived at the border Monday morning and will meet with Customs and Border Protection officials, tour a port of entry and visit an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility.
“As the national security and humanitarian crisis at our border escalates, it is important to see the situation firsthand and talk directly with border agents, law enforcement, and local officials about the challenges they face and what resources they need,” Byrne said in a statement.
He has been a consistent supporter of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
“The American people have demanded a lawful system of immigration that protects their economic and personal safety, and I will continue working closely with President Trump and his Administration to secure our border, support law enforcement, and keep the American people safe,” Byrne concluded.
Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) has opposed building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn