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Press Release Published: May 30, 2023

Grothman Announces Hearing on Law Enforcement Staffing Challenges at the Border

WASHINGTON—Subcommittee on National Security, the Border, and Foreign Affairs Chairman Glenn Grothman (R-Wis.) will hold a hearing titled “Help Wanted: Law Enforcement Staffing Challenges at the Border.” The subcommittee hearing will explore the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Inspector General’s (DHS IG) finding that migrant surges have exacerbated law enforcement staffing issues along the southern border. The subcommittee hearing will also examine the current management of law enforcement resources and highlight how the Biden Administration’s policies have catalyzed the crisis at the southern border.

“President Biden’s policies ignited a crisis at the southern border and hinder the ability of law enforcement to do their jobs. We have seen firsthand on committee trips to the border how surge after surge of migrants, incentivized by the radical policies coming out of this White House, have also destroyed morale amongst law enforcement. Now, a report by the DHS IG shows that this Administration’s radical policies and mismanagement have exacerbated border staffing challenges. Congress must give the men and women protecting our border and enforcing our immigration laws the necessary tools and resources to combat this ongoing national security and humanitarian crisis. I look forward to hearing from DHS IG Joseph Cuffari as the Committee works to hold this Administration accountable,” said Subcommittee Chairman Grothman.

WHAT: Hearing titled “Help Wanted: Law Enforcement Staffing Challenges at the Border”

DATE: Tuesday, June 6, 2023

TIME: 10:00 a.m. ET

LOCATION: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building


  • Joseph Cuffari, Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security

The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be livestreamed online at