EL PASO, Texas – El Paso County Commissioner David Stout, chairman of the Texas Border Coalition (TBC), today issued the following statement regarding President Joe Biden’s planned visit to El Paso on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023:
“The Texas Border Coalition appreciates President Biden’s planned visit to El Paso this weekend. As an El Pasoan, and Chairman of TBC, I’m happy that we are his first visit to the southern border.
“For over two decades, TBC has urged Congress to address our nation’s outdated and ineffective immigration laws. We need federal action to provide the resources and processes to allow migrants legal entry, while also managing the border efficiently and orderly, as recommended by the TBC white paper released in November (http://texasbordercoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Tx-Border-Coalition-White-Paper-15-Nov-2022.pdf). Meanwhile, local governments and NGOs need immediate resources to continue responding to the humanitarian needs on the ground.
“President Biden’s presence on the border could help provide the momentum needed for real long-term solutions at and between the land ports entry, rather than a piece-meal, band-aid approach.”
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About the Texas Border Coalition (TBC)
The Texas Border Coalition (TBC) is a collective voice of border mayors, county judges, economic development commissions focused on issues that affect 2.5 million people along the Texas-Mexico border region and economically disadvantaged counties from El Paso to Brownsville. TBC is working closely with the state and federal government to educate, advocate, and secure funding for transportation, immigration and border security, workforce development, economic development and health care. For more information, visit the coalition website at www.texasbordercoalition.org. Follow TBC on Facebook and Twitter [#TXBorderCoalition] to keep up to date on all of the latest news about the coalition and its activities.