October 6th, 2021

Stefanik continues push for northern border reopening

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Schuylerville) and colleagues recently sent a letter to U.S. Secretary ofHomeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas voicing their opposition to the extension of restrictions on nonessential northern border crossings until Oct. 21.

The representatives also urged DHS to submit a plan to Congress for implementing a reopening of the border.

“For too long, the Biden administration has delayed the reopening of the northern border at the expense of the North Country’s families, tourism and small businesses,” Stefanik said in a statement.

“While Biden’s bureaucrats continue to postpone, the least they can do is put a plan in place for reopening, so life in border communities can resume without additional delay. This prolonged closure has been devastating for our region, and the residents of the North Country deserve no further delay.”

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