ND senators support border security agreement with Mexico

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer issued statements of support Monday for an agreement reached with Mexico Friday to help secure the border.

“We need to secure our border, and that requires that the U.S. and Mexico work together to stem the flow of migrants and illegal drugs,” Hoeven said. “The agreement reached between the Administration and Mexico will help ensure that Mexico is doing its part to secure the border and stop illegal immigration. Now, our nations need to continue working together to accomplish the goals of securing our border and passing the USMCA in both countries to provide economic certainty for our U.S. farmers and manufacturers.”

“President Trump pledged to put America’s safety first, and this bilateral agreement with Mexico represents another step toward fulfilling that promise,” Cramer said. “This joint effort includes unprecedented steps by Mexico to increase immigration enforcement, expedite the return of asylum seekers who illegally cross the border and offer further assistance for countries south of Mexico. President Trump’s continued success serves as a reminder to countries abroad and detractors at home of the president’s firm commitment to put America first on the world stage. I applaud him for these efforts, even as Democrats in Congress refuse to act.”

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