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Watch Kennedy’s remarks here

WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) today addressed the ongoing crisis at the southern border.

“It is becoming harder and harder not to conclude that the border crisis intentional. . . . None of the president’s positions on this make any sense to me, unless I view it from the perspective of, well, maybe he wants this to happen. Maybe he is listening too much to the berserk wing of his own party—the immigration activists—who think that vetting people at the border is racist. I think the president has misread the American people,” said Kennedy.


Kennedy helped introduced the WALL Act to fully fund the wall along the southern border in order to protect both U.S. citizens and immigrants.

Kennedy also helped introduce the Keep Our Communities Safe Act, which would close the “catch-and-release” loophole that requires the government to release illegal aliens into the U.S. interior after detaining them for six months, if no other country accepts them for deportation.

The senator helped introduce a resolution highlighting rising crime rates in the U.S. in connection with mass influxes of migrants at the southern border.

Kennedy has asked the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General to investigate the Biden administration policies that have produced the worst border crisis in U.S. history and left border patrol agents strapped for resources to contend with it. 

View Kennedy’s full remarks here.