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Unique – Ohio Republican Senate nominee Bernie Moreno is traveling away from the state of Buckeye on Monday.

Moreno, a successful Cleveland businessman, is visiting the US-Mexico border in Del Rio, Texas. The border town has garnered national and international attention this month, has been a top media story for days following the arrival of some 15,000 Haitians aiming to seek asylum in the US, and the problems and criticism facing President Biden. It has only increased because he is trying to deal with the immigration crisis on the country’s southern border.

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“What we’re seeing is an overabundance of our range,” Moreno argued in an exclusive interview with Granthshala News as he began his trek south of Texas. He called the current images “unimaginable” just a year or two ago.

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“Unless we seal the border with the US military, which is the only option we have, which I’ve been calling for months, we’re just going to see the complete collapse of our southern border,” Moreno warned.

When Moreno runs for Senate as part of a crowded and competitive GOP field in the race to try and succeed retiring Republican Senator Rob Portman in the 2022 race, he highlights how five At the age of three, he left his native Colombia and boarded a plane with his mother and siblings. to America.

Moreno called the immigration issue “deeply personal”.

“It took me 13 years to become a US citizen. I had to wait in line. My message to everyone wanting to come to America, especially on our southern border, is you have to wait in line. You can’t break ours.” Law to come here,” he said. “We can’t have people cutting the line.”

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And Moreno argued that “I can deliver that message and not be accused of hating South Americans, which is what Democrats would say … I love South Americans. That’s my family. I That’s where I came from… bring to this race what my opponents can’t.”

Moreno told Granthshala News that in addition to visiting Del Rio, “I’m actually going to go to Mexico and see what’s happening on the other side of the border. Talk to the people there — as you know that. I’m fluent in Spanish – so I want to understand from their prospects what they see. And then come back to the US and understand what we can and can’t do.”

With the Republican base and other voters loyal to former President Trump still energized by the immigration issue, Republican candidates across the country are heeding their tough-to-limit stance as the issue grabbed media coverage in late winter. had started.

But Moreno says his visit to the border will set him apart from his Republican rivals.

“You can’t solve problems until you tell them what they are, that’s why I’ve called it an invasion of our country for the last three or four months, and you’re there until you’re there.” Can’t understand the situation,” he explained.

And Moreno claimed that “unless you’re there, willing to take the time to be physically present, I think you don’t have any credibility to talk about these issues.”