U.S. Sen. Rick Scott surveyed the border city of Laredo, Texas, on Friday amid the Senate’s ongoing debate over the future of immigration legislation and border security.

Here are his insights from his experiences during the visit:

“I enjoyed visiting with Border Patrol agents on the ground to get more information about their needs at the Southern border and how we can keep American families safe. These brave men and women risk their lives every day to keep our country safe, and we owe them a debt of gratitude. Democrats need to stop playing politics and do what’s right for the American people - SECURE OUR BORDER.”

The New York Times in a series of stories traversing the entire border reported from Laredo. Here’s some of what the paper’s reporters wrote about this city and its Mexican counterpart, Nuevo Laredo:

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