U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) and several Republican colleagues hosted a press conference on Monday to press President Joe Biden to make changes at the U.S.-Mexico border. 

Britt, the ranking member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee for the Senate Committee on Appropriations, said that Biden’s immigration policy does nothing to address the security concerns at the border but instead attracts large waves of migrants. 

“Now, I want to tell you who benefits from that, because we have both a national security and a humanitarian crisis on our border,” Britt added. “The liberal media has decided to turn a blind eye to the fact that women are being raped on our border. That children are being recycled on our border. That we have laws that allow that to happen, and actually, that’s what some of these children are going through.”

Britt suggested that Biden’s border policies were “inhumane” and that a stricter immigration policy would make Americans safer. 

“I don’t want to sit across from another momma who lost their child to fentanyl poisoning,” she said. “I don’t want to look out and see the travesty that occurs as a result of this. And, at the end of the day, when we’re putting policies in place to ensure that we have national security, the first among all of these must be the border.”

Meanwhile, Biden is engaged in negotiations over his immigration policy with Senate Republicans, who are demanding concessions in exchange for support for further funding for Ukraine, which Biden and other interventionist Democrats desire. 

“Senate Democrats and Joe Biden are putting the American people last,” Britt insisted. “We need to make sure we create deterrents. We need to make sure we create safety. And we must do more for the people here at home. They deserve it, and that is exactly what we are going to continue to fight for.”

Britt was joined by U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Jon Thune (R-N.Dak.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Thomas Tillis (R-N.C.) in support of increased border security.

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