June 7, 2021
“Our current border policy under President Biden is akin to parking an ice cream truck in the middle of a minefield. We are literally enticing, if not begging, unaccompanied kids to put their lives on the line to come to the United States.
“Recently, I took my second trip to the US-Mexico border, this time to El Paso, Texas, where the situation is dire…
“But today, at our southern border, kids are walking through the minefield, traversing thousands of miles through the scorching desert, surviving cartels, rape, molestation and being dropped off of 20-foot walls in hopes of that ‘free candy…’
“To these kids, this country now takes the form of unvetted “sponsors” who sign for the kids here in the U.S. The kids serve out their time as indentured servants, drug dealers and victims of sex slavery. They live in homes they share with 10-25 other kids in similar situations. Most of these kids are not with family members. They are victims. They are lost in the shadows. Many will become criminals themselves. And this is happening in all 50 states…
“President Biden owns this. He owns this under the auspices of “compassion.” But in reality he is crushing kids’ lives, crippling our border patrol agents, squandering precious taxpayer dollars on people who are not citizens, and putting our nation in a most vulnerable position…
“I understand the American Dream more than most. My father immigrated legally to the United States from Mexico for the incredible opportunity this country offers. And that decision allowed me to live the dream, flying fighter jets in defense of this great nation and eventually having the honor of continuing my service in Congress. The United States is the greatest nation in the world. That’s why people from across the globe risk everything for a shot at the American Dream. But there is a legal process to do so, and that process protects our communities and those who wish to come here.
“Here’s how to end this crisis:
– We must declare to the globe unequivocally that we don’t allow illegal immigration.
– We must send every available judge down to the border to adjudicate open cases.
– We must secure our border and keep Title 42 in place.
– We must complete the physical barrier system and provide Customs and Border Patrol with the resources and headcount they’ve been requesting to do their jobs correctly.
“It is time to take these actions and enforce the law for the well-being of all Americans and all immigrants.”
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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 and is a highly decorated US Naval Officer. Garcia is a first-generation American whose father immigrated to the US in 1959 and has lived in the 25th 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.
The 25th district encompasses the cities of Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster and the northern part of the San Fernando Valley. The median income is $76,866 and the ethnic breakdown is 45.8% White, 8% Black, 7.7% Asian and 35.3% Hispanic.
To learn more about Mike and his campaign for Congress, visit ElectMikeGarcia.com.