House Judiciary Committee Chairman: Give Border Patrol Access to Border 'Monument' Staff
Posted: May 21, 2014 11:31 AM

On Wednesday President Obama is expected to announce that he will bypass the Senate and Congress to create a 600,000 "monument" near the U.S.-Mexico border in New Mexico. Republican politicians and law enforcement alike have offered sharp criticism of the monument, which in their view will impede Border Patrol efforts to keep U.S. citizens safe. On May 2, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released a statement urging Obama to give Border Patrol agents access to the land.