WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on President Joe Biden terminating the national emergency over the US-Mexico border:

“Rescinding a national emergency does not make the problem disappear. Even as parts of the southern border remain porous and a caravan continues to make its way toward us, President Biden is taking action that will actively undermine the efforts of immigration law enforcement officers on the ground. The President promised opportunity, and for those who want to enter the country illegally, he’s delivered. But American citizens will be less safe because of it. I urge him to reconsider this poor decision.” 

Last month Senator Cramer denounced related action by the administration, in which President Biden signed an Executive Order to stop border wall construction.