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GOP House Members Open Up On Biden’s Open Border

It's become a national security crisis.

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The Democrat plan to flood the border, Texas especially, with potential illegal voters is moving right along. Republican House members are raising the alarm and hoping for political dividends, but 2022 is still a long way off.

FNC: “House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and other GOP lawmakers called on President Biden to admit fault and reverse changes to immigration policies that they said have sparked a dangerous surge in migrants at the southern border — along with ‘disorder’ being exploited by potential terrorists. McCarthy, who spoke alongside a group of 12 other Republicans in El Paso, Texas, following a tour of nearby border facilities, asserted that Biden’s actions to unwind Trump-era immigration policies created a situation he described as ‘more than a crisis.’ U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported encounters with more than 100,000 migrants in February alone, stretching capacity at border facilities and requiring the diversion of CBP personnel from other checkpoints. The number of migrant children in custody at border facilities tripled to more than 3,250 in recent weeks, with many held longer than allowed under existing immigration law.”

“This is where he should bring Air Force One. This is where he should look the people in the eye,” McCarthy said. “This is where he should talk to the border agents and let them know that this is beyond a crisis. He can continue to deny it, but the only way to solve it is to first admit what he has done. If he will not reverse action, it will take congressional action to do it. At a time when our president would keep our country closed and when maybe we have hope for a Fourth of July just to get together, maybe, with our families, how much spread of COVID is he creating every single day by his policies along this border? It’s wrong and it has to end and it needs to end now.”

“Individuals that they have on the watchlist for terrorism are now starting to exploit the southern border,” Rep. John Katko of New York told Fox News. “We went up to what they call ‘monument 3,’ which is the intersection of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. When I was standing there, looking out, I was talking to one of the agents, and he said the night before, 100 people came across and he said some of them are on ‘the list.’ I said, what list? He said, ‘the terror watch list,’ and that really sent my antenna up. It’s not just people coming from Honduras, they’re people coming from all over the world and starting to exploit this gap in our system.”

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“This is a humanitarian crisis, but it’s also a public health crisis and Americans are just as much at risk as those making the trek over,” NM Rep. Yvette Herrell said. Regardless of those factors, the trek to El Norte will continue. The migrants know the Biden administration wants them here.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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