Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Texas Gov. Abbott Blames Migrant Border Surge on Biden Rollback of Trump Policies; Sen. Tom Cotton rips Biden for border chaos: 'Inviting the entire world to show up and claim asylum', and related stories

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Texas Gov. Abbott blames migrant border surge on Biden rollback of Trump policies:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the surge of migrants at the southern border is a problem the Biden administration has “self-inflicted” by rolling back former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, including the “Remain in Mexico” directive.
“It is a self-inflicted wound because going back to what the Border Patrol officers told me themselves, they informed the Biden administration about this all along, and the Biden administration has known exactly what was going to happen if they refuse to continue to implement the policies that were previously in place,” Abbott told Fox News on Tuesday after reviewing the situation at the border in Texas.
He blamed the rush at the border that the White House has characterized as a “challenge” rather than a “crisis” on President Biden rolling back the “Remain in Mexico” policy while migrants awaited the processing of their asylum claims and his practice to return migrants to their home countries.
“These two policy changes is what has led to the influx that we’ve seen. One is the elimination of the ‘Remain in Mexico’ protocol. And that is what was suddenly allowed so many people to come back in. And the other is the policy of if people do come across the border, they will be returned to whatever country they came from,” he said. --->READ MORE HERE
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Sen. Tom Cotton rips Biden for border chaos: 'Inviting the entire world to show up and claim asylum':
Sen. Tom Cotton says President Biden‘s pivot on immigration policy from his predecessor may as well be coined “recruit and release.”
The Arkansas Republican told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham Monday evening that White House press secretary Jen Psaki is being disingenuous when she says the administration needs to “work more on getting the [immigration policy] message out and being very clear.”
“When a politician tells you that there’s a messaging or communications problem, what they really mean is they have a reality problem,” Mr. Cotton said. “And the reality problem is that they created a crisis at our southern border by inviting the entire world to show up and claim asylum.”
The comment comes against a policy backdrop in which throngs of asylum seekers, many from South America, have converged on the U.S.-Mexico border. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

'He does not care about Americans': Texas governor blasts Biden on immigration

Arizona expands lawsuit to challenge ICE non-deportation guidance

Body count climbs at border as Biden policies bring migrant surge

White House refuses to call Mexico border rush, child detainee tripling a ‘crisis’

Closed Mexico migrant camp’s 800 residents reach US — regardless of COVID status

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