During a Fox News interview on Wednesday, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) explained how President Biden’s policies on how to handle the flood of illegal immigrants across the southern border was “designed to fail.”
“Well, unfortunately, that is consistent with the policy that has encouraged 1.2 million migrants to come to our borders since Joe Biden became president,” Cornyn said. “It’s entirely inconsistent with what they said they were going to do with the Haitian migrants in Del Rio, which is repatriate them to Haiti. So unfortunately, this is the same mistake they have made from the very beginning: that they tell, they say one thing, and they do another, but these folks and the human smugglers who smuggle them into the United States and make a lot of money doing it, are watching what they’re doing and not listening to what they’re saying.”
Cornyn later added, “This is designed to fail; it will fail to deter not just the 15,000 Haitians that we’ve seen in Del Rio, but the next wave of migrants who come in, because the administration simply doesn’t acknowledge that what we have here is a flawed policy, which provides a magnet for people to continue to come into the country because they know they can simply blend into the great American landscape. This is what has been called catch and release, catch and release does not deter people from coming. It simply encourages more to come.”
Cornyn’s comments come after reports from Fox News’ Bill Melugin that the Biden administration has released over 600,000 illegal immigrants into the United states – more than half of the total number of illegal immigrants that have crossed the southern border since the beginning of Biden’s presidency.
“More than 600,000 illegal immigrants have been released into the U.S. with NTA’s/NTR’s during the Biden Administration according to Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council. He says Biden admin’s catch & release policy is what is enticing migrants to come,” Melugin tweeted.
More than 600,000 illegal immigrants have been released into the U.S. with NTA’s/NTR’s during the Biden Administration according to Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council. He says Biden admin’s catch & release policy is what is enticing migrants to come.
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) September 22, 2021