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Biden Waits 42 Months to Take Action on Border

And 80 Years Later, We Commemorate the Allied D-Day Landings

June 10, 2024

Dear Friend,

President Biden announced last week that he would take executive action to effectively normalize high numbers of illegal immigrant encounters on our southern border. His executive order requires the border to be closed if daily encounters reach 2,500 per day. While this threshold is lower than the average we have seen throughout the past three years of Joe Biden, it essentially says that if this number isn't reached, the border will remain open. We must also bear in mind that because its an executive order, Biden can still revoke it any time he wants.

Like many of you, the question I'm asking is: Why has it taken 42 months--1,300 days--for Biden to finally consider taking any action to address the border crisis that presents an unprecedented national security threat to the United States?

Up to this point, all Joe Biden has done is blame Republicans, "root causes" like climate change and his predecessor, President Donald Trump for this crisis. Does Biden actually recall that he himself was the one who, on more than 60 occasions implemented policies that have created the border crisis?

Could it be that it's an election year, that folks will vote in four months time, and that he is very underwater in the polls for his handling of the border crisis he created?

House Republicans passed our own comprehensive piece of legislation, H.R. 2, the Secure the Border Act over a year ago. This bill, which still sits on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's desk would immediately put in place Trump-era, common sense policies to stop the flow of illegal immigration.

The facts speak for themselves. Under Joe Biden's tenure, we have seen nearly nine million illegal encounters, which is about five times as many as under President Trump.

Biden can pretend he's taking action to secure our southern border, but until he reinstates the tried and true policies of President Trump, this crisis will continue.

For Texas and Liberty,

Rep. Pat Fallon

U.S. Congressman

Texas' Fourth Congressional District

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Ensuring Our Military is Ready for Tomorrow's Fight: The House Armed Services Committee passed the FY25 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) last month. Our bill prioritizes innovation and readiness so that our military can deter numerous threats from our adversaries, particularly Communist China. I was pleased to see that several of my priorities that benefit jobs in our district were included as well.

We Need a US Cyber Force: Cyber attacks threaten critical infrastructure here at home and our military's ability to fight decisively abroad. We need our own Cyber Force to defend the homeland and win any potential armed conflict in the future. Be sure to check out my latest opinion piece in Newsweek on this, here.

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District Spotlight

North Texas Patriot Awards: Last week, I had the distinct honor of awarding four extremely deserving individuals the Congressional Patriot Award. (Recipients read left to right)


Dr. Dev Ganguly moved to Texas in 1999 and has been an active practitioner, specializing in geriatrics. Ganguly is diligent about raising awareness for the opioid crisis and helping individuals reduce their drug dependency. He was also instrumental in leading care of elderly patients in nursing homes during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Judge Brandon Bell is a 7th generation Texan who is a dedicated attorney and CPA. He has been serving Lamar County as judge since 2019 and believes strongly in family and transparency, leading his court with this in mind.

Jack Ashmore is a graduate of Paris High School and a Navy veteran of the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Ashmore flew 254 combat missions alone in the Vietnam, and earned a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and the Legion of Merit for his service.

Curtis Fendley began serving his community in 1983 on the board of the Saint Joseph Foundation. Fendley has served in leadership roles on the Lamar City Chamber of Commerce and the Paris Economic Development Corporation, as well as mayor from 2003-2006. He has dedicated the past 40 years of his life to the successful development and growth of Paris, TX.

These four true patriots were honored for their decades of commitment to serving their country and communities, and we are forever grateful for their dedication and sacrifice. Texas and America would absolutely not be the same without their work!

UPDATE FOR SEVERE STORMS: FEMA has set up Disaster Recovery Centers for those in Collin, Denton, and Lamar counties impacted by severe storms. All centers are open from 7am-7pm, 7 days a week. Those affected can visit any open center to meet with representatives of FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration. No appointment is needed.

Further details can be found on our Facebook page, here.

Also, be sure to take a look at our tips and resources for storm preparedness on our website.

Interested in a Fall 2024 Internship With One of Our Offices? Internships for the fall of 2024 in our Washington, DC office and our district offices are open! Interested candidates should visit our website to fill out an application today.

In Case You Missed It

Until Next Time: 
Last Thursday marked the 80th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion--the day when the tide began to turn and the liberation of Nazi-occupied Europe began.

Our flag flies over the cemetery (pictured below) at Colleville-sur-Mer in Normandy, France where more than 9,000 US WWII servicemen are interred. As a sign of gratitude by France, this sacred ground is regarded as American soil in honor of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

It was a privilege to join Speaker Mike Johnson's Congressional Delegation to Normandy for last week's ceremonies. The visit to the American cemetery was by far one of the most moving experiences I've ever had.


On a similar note, this Memorial Day I had the honor to share my own relative's story, that of my uncle, James Galliher. A B-24 Liberator crewman, 2LT Galliher was shot down and killed in the months leading up to the Normandy Invasion. It is incumbent upon us all to never forget our nation's fallen.

President Reagan put it best when he spoke during D-Day's 40th anniversary, "These are the champions who helped free a continent. These are the heroes who helped end a war."

A solemn reminder to us all that freedom isn't free!

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