Sen. Scott, Colleagues Introduce CONTAINER Act to Help Border States Secure Southern Border

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joined Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and eight of their Republican colleagues in introducing the Creating Obstructions Necessary to Address Illegal and Nefarious Entry Rapidly (CONTAINER) Act , which empowers border states to place temporary barriers on federal land in order to protect their communities. In 2022, Texas and Arizona began placing large shipping containers along parts of the southern border in an attempt to fill gaps in the incomplete border wall. Following a lawsuit brought by the Biden administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ), Arizona removed its containers while Texas maintained its shipping containers along the border. Last week, the White House continued its assault on border states’ right to secure their communities by asking the Supreme Court to allow U.S. Border Patrol to cut razor wire that is placed along the southern border in Texas. “It should come as no surprise that states like Texas and Arizona, which have been decimated by the illegal immigration crisis, have been forced to take matters into their own hands,” said Senator Scott. “It’s President Biden’s duty to secure the southern border, and his failure to do his job has put the safety and security of every American at risk.” “Since President Biden took office, there have been over 8.5 million apprehensions at our southern border, turning every state into a border state,” said Senator Blackburn. “Meanwhile, his administration has only exacerbated the problem by trying to stop the use of measures that will secure our border like shipping containers and razor wire. Because Joe Biden refuses to do so, it’s clear Congress must act to give border states the explicit authority to protect their communities and the sovereignty of the United States.” “The Biden administration’s unwillingness or, worse, inability to do anything to stop the […]

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