Note: This article by U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville and U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter originally published Aug. 30 in the Washington Examiner. 

If you need something done right, then do it yourself, as the old saying goes. But when it comes to enforcing U.S. immigration laws, state and local enforcement are prevented from doing it themselves, even while federal law enforcement officers are directed not to take certain enforcement actions, a policy established by the Biden administration in January 2021.

With a rapidly deteriorating border, it’s long past time that changed.

The crisis on our southern border worsens by the day. Since President Biden’s inauguration, at least 1 million illegal immigrants have been apprehended entering the country: an average of almost 200,000 per month according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP).