As it turns out, the flood at the border is totally unrelated to Joe Biden saying he’d allow infinite immigration and give everyone free everything, plus citizenship.
It’s actually Donald Trump’s fault.
Rep. Veronica Escobar on Sunday pushed back on claims that the Biden administration’s rollbacks of Trump-era immigration policies have caused a surge in undocumented migrants at the Southern border, saying such an argument “obscures the bigger picture.”
“This is not something that happened as a result of Joe Biden becoming president,” the Texas Democrat said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday. “We saw the increases dating back almost a year, and this was during the Trump administration.”
The number of migrant children detained at the border has tripled in recent weeks; host Jake Tapper pointed out that more than 4,000 children are currently in Border Patrol custody.
“What we are seeing today is the consequence of four years of dismantling every system in place to address this with humanity and compassion,” Escobar said. She cited administration officials at Health and Human Services and other departments working to reduce the number of days children are detained before being moved to licensed facilities reunited with their families.
So Trump was… mean to the immigrants, which means that… more of them had to come.
I don’t know, I don’t think there is any requirement that you make sense anymore.
She might as well just start reading from the dictionary.
Rep. Veronica Escobar says an influx of migrants at the US-Mexico border is “an enormous challenge and it’s unacceptable.”
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) March 14, 2021
At this point, the decision has already been made to get as many of these people as possible into the country.
It’s just a matter of the logistics of moving them here.