ICYMI: Arrington Joins Fox News to Discuss Texas Delegation Southern Border Trip
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) joined “The Faulkner Focus” on Fox News to discuss his first-hand experience at the southern border on the recent Texas Delegation trip he led.
On the effect of the Administration’s current open borders policies:
“This Administration’s policies are aiding and abetting narco-terrorists. These are sophisticated paramilitary organizations trafficking people, abusing and exploiting the most vulnerable people, using children as passports to come to this country for one reason: This administration is not enforcing the laws, they’re not securing the border, and they don’t intend to. They don’t have a plan and they’ve created this unprecedented, unmitigated crisis that I got to see firsthand. If the president made a trip to the border and saw it firsthand, he would have to own it. He’s afraid to own it because the left is in charge. He’s afraid of the left. He won’t be able to do anything about it and he’s put the border czar as Kamala Harris, who’s an open borders advocate. It’s an insult to injury.”
On what policy fixes can reverse Biden’s unmitigated crisis:
“I talked to some of the unaccompanied minors. They happened to be 17-year-old boys. They were clear that the last administration would not tolerate illegal immigration. This administration welcomed it. Those were their words. Not mine. Start with enforcing our laws and allowing the border patrol not to be caseworkers but to secure the border. That’s the first step. There are holes in our immigration system that need to be closed. There are magnets like hiring illegal immigrants that need to be turned off. There are long term issues, but just giving international aid and having an open border situation where you decriminalize crossings is not the answer. It is actually exacerbating the situation and empowering the drug cartels who are in operational control of the border. Not the United States, but the drug cartels. We have not seen the political will probably in decades. We saw it under President Trump and now we have the opposite which is just a sort of ‘come one, come all free-for-all’ and it’s hurting the American people. They feel abandoned by their government."