Representatives Hear Reality of Border Crisis 

Officials from Yuma, Arizona, testified about the astronomical costs of caring for migrants.

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing in Yuma, Arizona, focused on the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Half of the committee boycotted the hearing, but those who were present heard from witnesses well acquainted with the ways the country is being affected by the surge of illegal aliens crossing the border. 

Witnesses included a Yuma County district supervisor, the Yuma County sheriff, and the CEO of the Yuma Regional Medical Center. 

Before the hearing began, Representative Jefferson Van Drew of New Jersey said, “It’s about time we’re told the truth. It’s about time we fix this problem.“ He added, “And there’s the bottom line. It is fixable. We don’t have to have this happen. This was self-created by President [Joe] Biden, by Secretary [of Homeland Security] Alejandro Mayorkas, and this administration.”  

The congressional members heard how the hospital in Yuma County has a $26 million bill in services they have provided to illegal migrants, for which they have received no payment nor reimbursement. Local citizens have had to delay surgeries or other care because the hospital has been filled with migrants needing treatment. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of the House Judiciary Committee as they consider the testimony of local officials about the border situation.
  • For wisdom for members of Congress as they deliberate reforms for immigration.
  • For the safety of U.S. citizens and illegal immigrants as they navigate and vie for public services.

Sources: Daily Signal, The Hill 


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