ICYMI: McKinley Visits Southern to Border Observe Border Crisis Firsthand
Washington, October 16, 2019
Last week, McKinley visited the southern border at McAllen, Texas to better understand the crisis at our border.
Here is a wrap up on media coverage:
The Wheeling Intelligencer: McKinley Right on Border Patrol – U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., represents residents of our region in multiple ways. One is serving as our eyes and ears in regards to national and international issues. Illegal immigration is one of them. What McKinley found when he visited the U.S.-Mexico border recently is that U.S. Border Patrol personnel are overwhelmed. As we reported, McKinley came home convinced the Border Patrol needs more people.
The Weirton Daily Times: McKinley calls for increase in border agents –At least $53 million a week in illegal drugs cross the Mexican border into the U.S. each week, and more border agents are needed at the U.S.-Mexican border to stop this, according to U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley. McKinley, R-W.Va., recently traveled to the U.S.-Mexican border to learn about the issue there first hand. He visited the McAllen, Texas region in the Rio Grande District of the U.S. Border Patrol.
WTRF: McKinley shares what he learned during recent border trip –“I wanted to see firsthand the crisis that we have down there,” said McKinley. Border agents told him, they made over 400,000 immigration arrests at the border in McAllen last year. McKinley also learned new estimates for the dollars’ worth of drugs crossing into the U.S. from Mexico, weekly.
MetroNews: Talkline with Hoppy Kercheval – Congressman McKinley Joined Hoppy Kercheval, on Friday, October 11, to talk about his time at the southern border and what he took away from his visit.