Crow Travels to Southern Border, Joined by Fellow Armed Service Member Rep. Bacon

September 4, 2019
Press Release
Crow and Bacon, both members of the bipartisan For Country Caucus, will see conditions at detention center firsthand, meet with CBP and DOD officials to conduct border operation oversight

Today Rep. Jason Crow (CO-6), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced his visit to the Southern border today with Republican member Rep. Don Bacon (NE-2) to conduct congressional oversight of the migrant detention centers and border security. 

The congressional delegation visit led by Crow and organized by the House Armed Services Committee will include a visit to the border with Customs and Border Protection, a tour of the Bridge of Americas Port of Entry, briefings and discussions with officials, and a visit to ICE’s El Paso Processing Center. 

Both Crow and Bacon are members of the For Country Caucus, a bipartisan caucus composed of military veterans working together in a nonpartisan way to create a more productive government. 

Since his first days in office, Crow has been a leader in the fight for governmental transparency and accountability and has successfully increased access to the Aurora ICE Detention Center in his district. Following Crow’s unannounced visit to the Aurora ICE facility, Crow was denied access for 24 days. Since then, Crow has introduced legislation that would require ICE facilities to admit members of Congress within 48 hours of a request, launched weekly oversight visits to obtain information about the treatment of the detainees and possible health crises, and secured an amendment in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to prohibit defense spending to be used to house forcibly separated children from their families.