After recently defecting from the Democrat Party, Senator Krysten Sinema is reportedly putting together a bipartisan group of Republicans and Democrats to travel to the border and look into how the US immigration system is operating.
According to The Hill, Sinema said, “Part of the problem is that many in Washington have never taken the time to really see our border up close.” She went on to say, “Without seeing it for all of its diversity and its challenges, it can be easy to rely on the partisan talking points instead of focusing on the meaningful, realistic solutions.”
The trip is expected to occur next month, and Sinema is planning to invite a group of other likeminded Senators “who are willing and committed to get something done.”
She noted how this trip is necessary because the events happening along our nation’s southern border “should not and cannot be ignored.”
Since Biden has been President, there have been an estimated 8,000 illegal immigrants entering the US every day. This influx of illegal immigration is overwhelming the US immigration system and border security. This situaiton is expected to escalate dramatically once Title 42, a provision that allows the government to immediately remove immigrants upon contact, is lifted.
Sinema has been a lightning rod in national politics ever since she announced her departure from the Democratic Party. In a letter she wrote announcing she was going to become Independent she said, “Everyday Americans are increasingly left behind by national parties’ rigid partisanship, which has hardened in recent years. Pressures in both parties pull leaders to the edges, allowing the loudest, most extreme voices to determine their respective parties’ priorities and expecting the rest of us to fall in line.”