House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D‑N.Y.) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D‑Texas) visited Cuellar’s home district in Loredo, Texas today, to tour the border a day after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy led a Republican delegation to the border in Arizona.
The pair of Democratic lawmakers held a press conference on Friday afternoon, following an initial meeting with local officials and stakeholders.
“President Biden and the Biden administration has taken some decisive steps that in particular has eased some of the migration pressures from countries like Cuba, Haiti, Venezuela and Nicaragua,” Jeffries said. “But we do need a congressional solution. We do need a comprehensive immigration reform that is both humane but also respects the rule of law and the traditio …