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Washington (KROC AM News) - First District Congressman Jim Hagedorn recently made a trip to the US/Mexico border and says “the situation is worse than anything our country has experienced in over 20 years.”

The Republican Congressman who represents a large part of southern Minnesota joined members of the House Border Security Caucus last week on a trip to El Paso, Texas “to see first-hand the crisis unfolding at our Southern Border. “

Hagedorn says U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reporting nearly 180,000 southwestern border encounters were made in April. He says that compares to 17,000 in April 2020 - a 944% increase in illegal aliens crossing our border.

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Hagedorn says he learned CBP has seized more than 200,000 pounds of dangerous narcotics like methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl, and heroin so far this year.

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Hagedorn is reaching out to his constituents to gauge their feelings on the border problems and is asking them to take a survey based on the question:

Do you approve or disapprove of President Biden's handling of the Southern Border?

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