December 22, 2023

Ricketts on CBP Resuming Rail Operations at Southern Border

December 22, 2023

OMAHA, NE – Today, U.S. Senator Pete Ricketts (R-NE) released the following statement on the news that Customs and Border Protection (CPB) would reopen rail crossings at Eagle Pass and El Paso, Texas:

“It’s good news that the rail border crossings are open, but they never would have been closed if President Biden would have taken our border crisis seriously. Joe Biden must change his policies to prevent the flood of illegal immigrants coming into our country. Mexico also needs to do its part by enforcing its immigration laws and preventing thousands of illegal immigrants from riding Ferromex trains to our border.”

“Americans understand that real policy changes are the only way to bring this unprecedented crisis under control. It’s past time for President Biden to get serious.”


On Monday, Ricketts released a statement condemning the decision. On Wednesday, Ricketts led 7 Republican colleagues in sending a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas demanding the reopening of the railway crossings.