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Arrington, Johnson Lead Colleagues in Filing Title 42 Amicus Brief

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WASHINGTON, DC— This week, Reps. Jodey C. Arrington (TX-19) and Mike Johnson (LA-04) filed an amicus brief, with 52 Members of Congress, and the Texas Public Policy Foundation, in support of the Title 42 injunction lawsuit filed by Louisiana, Arizona, and Missouri Attorneys General. “Biden’s decision to end Title 42 - the last effective measure for securing our border - is a complete surrender of ...

Arrington, Cornyn, and Gonzales Pass Bill to Honor Fallen Border Patrol Agent

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WASHINGTON, DC— This week, Rep. Jodey C. Arrington (TX-19) passed a bicameral, bipartisan bill with Rep. Tony Gonzales (TX-23) and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) to honor Donna M. Doss, a Border Patrol Agent from TX-19 who was killed in the line of duty. The bill would rename the Rockspring Border Patrol Station in Agent Doss’s honor. “Donna Doss valiantly served our country as a Border Patrol Agent f...

Arrington Issues Statement on ICE Releasing Its FY2021 Annual Report

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— After months of delay, U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) finally released its annual report for Fiscal Year 2021. Rep. Arrington led efforts demanding the Agency to release the report. Since President Biden took office, there have been over 2.1 million apprehensions at the southwest border. This unprecedented number of apprehensions is a direct result of the Biden Ad...

Arrington Leads Letter to ICE on Failure to Release Annual Report

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WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) led 39 Members of Congress in sending a letter to U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tae Johnson regarding ICE’s failure to release its annual report for Fiscal Year 2021. The annual report contains vitally important information, including in-depth crime data on gang members, known terrorists, and illegal aliens with p...

Arrington Introduces the Protect Communities From A Porous Border Act

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WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Rep. Jodey C. Arrington (TX-19) led 25 of his House Colleagues in introducing the Protect Communities from a Porous Border Act. This legislation keeps Americans safe by preventing dangerous criminals from being released into the U.S. by requiring the cross-referencing of domestic and international criminal databases, requiring the federal government to notify the governor of...

Arrington Sends Letter To Acting CBP Commissioner Demanding Answers on Noncitizen Crime Statistic Discrepancy

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Today, Rep. Jodey C. Arrington (TX-19) sent a letter to Acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Troy Miller demanding answers for a discrepancy in their Noncitizen Crime Statistic data. Each month, CBP data has demonstrated a steady, alarming increase in crime. In September, the CBP data showed 53 homicides/manslaughters had been committed by noncitizens to date in FY21, a jarring 1...

Arrington Issues Statement in Support of Court Order To Reinstate “Remain in Mexico Policy”

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Lubbock, TX— Today, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) issued the following statement applauding U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk’s decision to order the Biden administration to revive the “Remain in Mexico Program.” “I commend the U.S. District Court’s decision to order the Biden administration to reimplement the Migrant Protection Protocols program (MPP), also known as “Remain in Mexico.” T...

Report: Biden’s DHS Quietly Flying, Busing Border Crossers to West Texas

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Last week, KTAB News reported that DHS has been using a regional airport in Abilene, Texas, to fly border crossers into the area before loading them on buses for release into the United States interior. In other cases, border crossers are bused to the airport in Abilene before boarding domestic flights bound for places in the U.S. interior that DHS has not disclosed: KTAB and KRBC shot video of st...

ICYMI: Arrington Sends Letter to DHS Secretary and ICE Director on Illegal Immigrants Being Released in Abilene

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ICYMI: Arrington Sends Letter to DHS Secretary and ICE Director on Illegal Immigrants Being Released in Abilene WASHINGTON, DC—This week, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Acting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tae Johnson demanding answers about reports of illegal immigrants being released from local de...

ICYMI: Arrington Demands Biden Put Americans First and Secure Our Border

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 22, 2021 CONTACTS: Christian McMullen, (806) 224-5216 Reilly Knecht, (806) 252-6133 ICYMI: Arrington Demands Biden Put Americans First and Secure Our Border WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Rep. Arrington joined Mornings with Maria on Fox Business and slammed President Biden for the continued humanitarian disaster at the southern border, calling on him to keep existing Title 42 pr...