Senator Lindsey Graham was at the Biden administration Wednesday in an interview with Fox News in which he said Border Patrol agents were “under siege” in Texas as migrants continued continued to enter the country illegally.
Graham, a South Carolina Republican, and other members of the GOP blamed President Joe Biden for reversing former President Donald Trump’s border enforcement policies and international agreements over the conflict. latest migration crisis.
Graham’s frustration was evident after a heated exchange earlier in the day in testimony from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who testified that his last encounter with a Border Patrol agent was a a decade ago.
“Here’s what I’m trying to tell him: If you talk to the Border Patrol agents in charge of trying to police our border, they’re under siege,” Graham said.
“They are patriotic Americans,” he added.
“Shortly after the election, they said to the Biden administration, if you remove the Stay in Mexico policy and go back to Arrest and Release on asylum claims, we will pass,” Graham continued. .
“If you start allowing unaccompanied minors the ability to stay in the country, not sending them from where they come from, there will be more of them,” he added.
“And everything they said came true. And here’s what the agriculture minister – or he doesn’t understand – well, number one, I said, when was the last time you spoke to the Border Patrol? He said 10 years ago,” Graham said.
“So he’s talking to me about the border. I’ve been there more times than I can count. I worked on illegal immigration trying to fix it for 15 years,” Graham continued.
“So you have a Cabinet secretary telling me things about drag factors, and he hasn’t spoken to the Border Patrol in 10 years. So I’m tired of this crap,” the South Carolina Republican declared.
“So what happened here… is the Biden administration was told, right after the election, that if you change Trump’s policies, if you stop building the wall, you go back to starting and drop, let people in and make an asylum claim, drop them into the interior of the United States, we will be overwhelmed and overwhelmed,” Graham said.
“And they were right, and no one in the Biden administration is adjusting. They are denying the truth. “
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