Lesko Leads Bipartisan Letter to DHS Secretary Mayorkas to Support Efforts to Stop Cross-Border Tunneling Activity

Washington, April 22, 2021 | Rachel Harris (202-417-0746)

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) led a bipartisan letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas requesting that the department prioritize securing our southwest border against subterranean threats. Lesko was joined in sending the letter by Representatives Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and August Pfluger (R-TX-11).

“Foreign criminal organizations use cross-border tunnels to smuggle drugs across our border,” said Congresswoman Lesko. “Thanks to new detection technologies, U.S. Border Patrol agents have been successful in their efforts to detect and disrupt these tunnels. I am asking the Biden Administration to support the Cross-Border Tunnel Threat program and Border Patrol’s surveillance technologies to stop cartels from using these tunnels to bring illegal narcotics across our southwest border.”

Read the full letter here.

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