Republican Rep. Chip Roy of Texas is urging his colleagues to leverage Congress' power of the purse to obtain much-needed steps toward border security.
“No border security, no funding,” Roy wrote in a letter. “Simply put, no member of Congress should agree to fund a federal agency at war with his state and people. We have a moral obligation to protect our states, our nation, and, importantly, the migrant children getting abused from the disaster transpiring at our southern border.”
In the letter, Roy noted the devastating consequences connected to the nation's failure to secure the border.