Fitzpatrick Leading Bipartisan Trip to Southern Border

Seeks Bipartisan Solutions to Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis

August 12, 2019

McAllen, Tex.— Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) is leading a bipartisan trip to the Southern border with Congressman Josh Harder (CA-10). Tomorrow, Fitzpatrick and Harder, both members of the Problem Solvers Caucus, will tour Customs and Border Protection (‘CBP’) facilities in Hidalgo County, Texas, to see firsthand the complex issues facing our nation’s immigration system.

“The humanitarian crisis on America’s Southern border has been politicized to an unacceptable degree,” said Fitzpatrick. “Cutting through the noise requires visiting areas most affected to listen, learn, and find lasting bipartisan policy solutions.”

“We’ve heard heartbreaking stories coming out of this very detention center – I need to see with my own eyes the conditions these families are living in,” said Harder. “This bipartisan fact-finding trip will allow us to see the situation on the ground and report back to folks at home about what exactly is going on at the border.”

Last year, Fitzpatrick led a bipartisan delegation to the Southern border to inspect the Tornillo UAC Facility with Department of Health and Human Services (‘HHS’) officials and was briefed by law enforcement officials on CBP’s border operations.

In June, Fitzpatrick and Harder voted to appropriate $4.6 billion in emergency funds towards government agencies dealing with the influx of migrant crossings.