Burr Statement on Family Separations at the U.S. Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement:

“The president is enforcing a longstanding law that requires adults crossing the border illegally face criminal penalties. The previous Administration ignored the law, and as a result family border crossings increased by 400 percent in President Obama’s last three years in office. The fact is that any changes to current law must be made by Congress. I am open and willing to consider any legislative proposals with bipartisan support that resolve the issue of family separation while securing our border.”