Reed to visit U.S.-Mexico border Friday
U.S. Rep. Tom Reed is getting an up-close look at the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Reed announced he and 15 members of his Problem Solvers Caucus are traveling to McAllen, Texas on Friday. The group is scheduled to tour a border patrol station and a centralized processing center, according to a release.
This will be Reed’s first trip to the border, and the largest bipartisan group of lawmakers to visit since the crisis began last year.
The Corning, N.Y. Republican, whose district covers Chautauqua County, hopes to find long-term solutions to the nation’s immigration problem.
“What is driving this crisis is a broken immigration policy,” Reed told WENY News on Thursday. “We need border security, but at the same time we need to reform our immigration laws so that we not only have a border that is secure, but that represents the best of America.”
June marked the fourth straight month U.S. officials arrested more than 100,000 migrants at the Southern border.