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SAN DIEGO —Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after a boat suspected of human smuggling capsized off the San Diego coast:

“?Yesterday’s tragic events are yet another example of the life threatening dangers faced by migrants. Torn between gang violence, the impacts of climate change and lack of opportunities at home and a hopeful yet dangerous trek to a better future, many continue to choose taking the journey.

“While President Biden’s recent announcement directly targeting traffickers is an encouraging step, our broken immigration system ultimately requires Congressional action. The House took steps, now the Senate needs to act as well. 

“I am grateful to local and federal law enforcement from the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Border Patrol along with San Diego Fire-Rescue for their prompt response, and send my condolences to the families of those who were lost.”