Rep. Elissa Slotkin Visits Northern Border, Meets with Customs and Border Protection Officers
DETROIT -- U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) today visited and toured ports of entry and facilities along Michigan’s border with Canada and met with Customs and Border Protection officers as part of her oversight role as a member of the Homeland Security Committee.
“Today I had the opportunity to speak directly with Customs and Border Protection agents serving along our Northern border, see firsthand the work they are doing at our facilities and ports of entry to keep us safe, and gain a deeper understanding for what I can do to help alleviate both the challenges they face and the humanitarian crisis unfolding at our Southern border. I was impressed with their professionalism and willingness to answer tough questions,” Slotkin said.
As a committee member and representative from a border state, Slotkin has pushed for greater recognition of the important work performed at our Northern border to protect our country and facilitate the significant daily flow of goods, commerce, and people across the border, as well as worked to ensure Northern border personnel have the resources they need.
Slokin also is working to perform important oversight of the Trump Administration’s policies at the border, and plans to take a bipartisan trip to the Southern border later this month.
“As a representative from a border state, as a member of the Homeland Security Committee and as a former national security official, I take very seriously my oversight role on our border facilities,” Slotkin said. “I believe we have both a responsibility to protect our country and to uphold our values -- we can and must do both.”