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Far From Southern Border, Illegal Immigration Is Hurting Idaho, Lawmaker Says
Rep. Russ Fulcher, R-Idaho, isn't from a southern border state, but he says illegal immigration still adversely affects the Gem State.
"I mean, drug- and sex-trafficking impacts everyone," Fulcher says.
"And we're feeling the effects of that," he adds. "Our citizens, our taxpayers as well. We have to pay for services through federal taxes that are being expended here. We have a very large dairy and egg industry. The dairy industry in particular has relied upon immigrants for a lot of the labor, and that's not always been legal."
He joins The Daily Signal Podcast to discuss those issues.
Plus, he weighs in on vaccine passports and his perspective of the Biden administration four months in.
We also cover these stories:
- Democrats have begun a formal effort to increase the size of the U.S. Supreme Court, proposing to add four justices.
- President Joe Biden has placed new sanctions on Russia for its election interference and cyberattacks.
- Is there a disparity in criminal charges between those pressed against the U.S. Capitol rioters of Jan. 6 and rioters in Portland, Oregon? That was the question Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., asked FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday at a hearing of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.