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February 14, 2020

Chairman Thompson: Trump Again Using Homeland Security to Score Political Points, Inflict Revenge as He Sends Border Patrol to Major U.S. Cities

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on news the Trump Administration is deploying tactical units of Border Patrol Agents to U.S. cities for immigration enforcement:

"It is truly alarming that President Trump is moving resources away from the border just to ratchet up his cruel immigration agenda, throw meat to his base, and inflict revenge on states that don't do what he says.  Doing so undermines our homeland security and will only help drug smugglers and those that seek to do us harm.  The President is again using the Department of Homeland Security to score political points to help him win reelection.  He must be stopped."

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