Los Angeles Daily News
February 2, 2024

“The word ‘crisis’ is used too much, particularly in politics, but there’s no other way to describe the situation at our southern border. In December, Border Patrol reported over 302,000 encounters with illegal migrants at the Southwest border alone – that’s a new record at more than 10,000 encounters every single day. This is both unsustainable and unnecessary, and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has more than proven himself unfit for the office he holds…

“Secretary Mayorkas’ resume includes the entry of migrants on the terrorism watch list – Border Patrol encountered 17 individuals on the terror watch list in November alone – as well as those who are adding to the crime in our cities and communities. Look at the news just this week, as a group of illegal immigrants attacked NYPD officers on camera and then walked free hours later with no bail…

“My dear friend and constituent of California’s 27th District, Jaime Puerta, tragically lost his 16-year-old son to a fentanyl poisoning – not an overdose, but a poisoning, as he unknowingly took fentanyl that was purchased over social media. Jaime is now the president of Victims of Illicit Drug Use, a California nonprofit doing God’s work for our communities.

“It was my honor to work with Jaime last year on a critical piece of legislation, the Combatting Fentanyl Poisonings Act. I introduced this bill to establish two separate grant programs to assist law enforcement and educate youth…

“There is no silver-bullet solution to a crisis of this magnitude, of course, but H.R. 2 is a necessary and significant step in the right direction. We can all agree that we must do more to enhance our homeland security – now let’s apply the solution that will make our nation and local communities safer and more secure for our kids.”

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Mike Garcia believes in a strong national defense and is a pro-business, pro-taxpayer, political outsider with nearly 20 years of service to this country as one of the first Super Hornet strike fighter pilots in the Navy. A first-generation American whose father immigrated to the US in 1959, Garcia is a highly decorated US Naval Officer and successful businessman. Born in Granada Hills, he has lived in the 27th District for nearly all of his life. Garcia lives in Santa Clarita with his wife and two sons. He was elected to Congress on May 12, 2020, winning a Special Election with 55% and becoming the first California Republican to flip a Democrat seat since 1998 and the first Hispanic Republican elected to represent the state since 1883.

The new 27th District encompasses the cities of Santa Clarita, Palmdale, Lancaster and Granada Hills. The ethnic breakdown is 44.9% White, 10.6% Black, 9.5% Asian and 33.3% Hispanic.

To learn more about Mike and his campaign for Congress, visit ElectMikeGarcia.com.