Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Media Ignore Illegal Immigration

Mr. Speaker, a new report by the Wilson Center has found that illegal immigration across the southern border is on pace to break the previous record set in 2014. The record should not come as a surprise.  The administration’s policies encourage illegal immigration.

The number of apprehensions at the southern border in August reached its highest point for that month in the last five years. This record-setting pace of illegal immigration was largely ignored by the media. Neither the Big Three networks nor the national daily newspapers covered the report.

The administration’s failure to enforce immigration laws has caused the new record surge. Americans are understandably concerned about illegal immigration. It’s unfortunate that the media does not consider it newsworthy.