(DES MOINES) – More than 2,000 illegal immigrants are apprehended daily at the southern border. In fact, since the beginning of the fiscal year, more than 268,000 individuals have been apprehended by border patrol agents – a 97% increase from the previous year. Yet, Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer recently voted with their party to block President Trump’s national emergency declaration to secure our southern border.



Further, Iowans against building a wall decreased by 14 percent, while those supporting a wall increased by 7 percentfrom just a year ago.





“Congresswomen Axne and Finkenauer need to stop playing political games with our national security. The emergency at our border is undeniable, and political games played by these congresswomen and their colleagues only make the crisis worse,” said Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann. “Axne and Finkenauer need to work with President Trump, listen to the concerns of Iowans and finally address our broken system. Enough is enough.”




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