‘They Need to Understand’: Border Town Mayor ‘Frustrated’ After Being Overrun With Illegal Immigrants

The Democratic mayor from the border town of Del Rio, Texas, had harsh criticism for lawmakers for not addressing the immigration crisis effectively.

During a city meeting earlier in the month, Mayor Bruno Lozano slammed lawmakers for failing to address the immigration crisis effectively and questioned why they were not taking a more hands-on approach.

“I asked that you go see firsthand and walk through what the Border Patrol is walking through, walk through the system of release, walk through the coalition [of nonprofits and churches], walk through the judicial process, because the senators aren’t here,” Lozano told Jonathan Huhn, the director of Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-Texas) San Antonio office.

He pointed out that the lawmakers should travel to border cities to see what the issues are with immigration.

“They need to see firsthand what’s going on. They need to understand the frustrations that the commissioners, or that the city council, the school board, the hospital officials are managing [and] having to deal with,” Lozano said.

Watch below:

Mayor Lozano of Del Rio addresses represenitives of U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. Rep. Will Hurd at a joint session of the City Council, Val Verde County and School District.

Posted by delriobuzz on Wednesday, June 12, 2019

He shared his frustration with federal lawmakers who have failed to take care of the issue.

“We’re frustrated. We’re extremely frustrated,” Lozano added. “Our priorities on the city council are our streets, are our parks, are the economy, are the drive of the community and the places of worship and the places to have leisure activities. It is not the priority to solve immigration.”

Lozano said that the city needed federal funding for transportation and translators for the illegal immigrants but said that his requests have not been granted.

“It is not our purview; it is not our jurisdiction. It is your job to ensure that you convey the frustration that I share with you all to ensure that our representatives at the federal level are hearing it,” Lozano said. “It’s falling on deaf ears, and we are tired of it. We are sick and tired of the deaf ears.”

As IJR Red reported, many border officials have begged Congress to act on the issue, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has promised to introduce a bill to provide funding.

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Clyde
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Clyde

Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Is the minority leader, if you are going to bitch at someone, go after nasty Nancy polosi.

Joan Hill
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I think this should be sent/ carried /shouted/ billboarded to Congress starting with Ms Pelosi and flip flop Schumer

Phyllis Softa
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Before anyone gets excited about Mitch McConnell’s “promise” of an immigration bill, THREE things to remember. (1) John Boehner repeatedly promised to put the Senate bipartisan written & passed bill sent to him on June 30, 2013. The 113th Congress ended without Boehner ever having the guts to stand up to Jim Jordan and his Freedom Caucus. (2) In 2006, an immigration bill was passed in the Senate, and the Republican Majority HOUSE failed to bring the bill to the floor for a vote–it too died. (3) In 2018 Tuesday Trump said he would sign a bipartisan immigration bill of… Read more »

James
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Those who have not been to the border – politician or lay person – cannot possibly imagine the minute by minute problem the CBP Agents have to contend with. Many of the legal residents of Luna and Hidalgo Counties in New Mexico face the same problems on a daily basis with NO help from their own newly elected female Governor (a (D), of course, who sees no problem with the Invaders stealing/killing cattle, stealing vehicles, sleeping in the ranchers’ barns, etc.) who sits fat, dumb and happy in her plush Santa Fe Office with armed (taxpayer paid) State Police guards… Read more »

Screwtape
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It’s certain these mayors can sympathize with their Mexican counterparts, who are overwhelmed by the caravans and the garbage/sewage/health issues they leave behind. Does any of this sound exactly like current-day Dim run cities? q.v. Scat Francisco, Sewageattle, Port-o-potty Portland?

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