Sen. Cotton: This Is the Biden Border Crisis
For as much as the Biden administration would love to deny that there’s currently a crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, the numbers don’t lie.
U.S. border patrol agents detained nearly 100,000 migrants at the border in February, the highest tally for the month of February since 2006. The figures also represent an increase of 78,000 from the month prior.
So severe has the problem become that the CDC is now allowing the shelters that handle child migrants to expand to 100% – abandoning the prior 50% capacity restriction implemented due to the coronavirus. Can you imagine the media rhetoric if Trump’s CDC changed coronavirus regulations so that he could put more “kids in cages”? We already know how that would go.
It’s no mystery how a man that preached weak border policies on the campaign trail and then implemented many via executive order would attract more prospective illegals. After all, if Biden is willing to offer amnesty to the *at least* 11 million illegals currently in the country, why not thousands more?
It’s the “Biden border crisis” – and at least one Senator is describing it as such. Speaking earlier on Fox News, Sen. Tom Cotton declared “The way it translates is come to America, we’ll let you in, we’ll put you on a bus wherever you want to go, and we’ll pay for everything. This is a border crisis, this is the Biden border crisis.”
“[The Democrats] don’t believe in borders. They therefore don’t think it’s a crisis. They think it’s a feature, not a bug, of their policy. They literally turned detention centres, that are designed to turn people away at our borders, into reception centers.”
“What signal does that send?” Cotton asked before noting recent images showing migrants seeking to enter America wearing Biden t-shirts. “All this is gonna do is build more and more pressure at the border as more and more people make the dangerous journey across Mexico to get into our country.”
Cotton then accused asylum seekers of being coached to lie to border officials that they’re being persecuted in their own country, as opposed to being economic migrants.
If anything is clear, it’s that Biden hasn’t yet come up with a single policy that will slow the flow of prospective illegal immigrants marching towards the border – only the opposite.