We need border security now!
On Sunday (April 17), Republican Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas referred to the crisis at the Southern border as the “biggest human trafficking event of our lifetime,” warning it would affect “every state in the country” because of Democrat policies.
Speaking to “Sunday Night in America” host Trey Gowdy, McCaul mentioned “estimates of two to three million” migrants crossing the Southern border since the start of Biden’s tenure.
He added that when Title 42 lifts in May, “they are projecting 500,000 illegals coming in five weeks. You were a federal prosecutor, I was too; you can not sustain this.”
Earlier in April, the Biden administration announced plans to lift Title 42, a Trump-era policy implemented as a precaution against COVID-19, that would expel illegal immigrants at the border. The announcement quickly drew bipartisan criticism as lawmakers shared concerns doing this would cause a migrant surge.
During the interview, McCaul touted the Trump administration’s border policies, mentioning how the Remain in Mexico policy “worked” because it prevented “85 percent” of illegal migrants without legitimate cause for seeking political asylum from entering the U.S.
Then, McCaul blasted Democrats for rescinding the policies, which resulted in the “biggest human trafficking event of our lifetime,” adding that it “didn’t have to happen. That is the saddest thing about the whole situation.”
McCaul also brought up the deadly fentanyl crisis.
Discussing the smuggling of fentanyl through the Southern border, McCaul noted that U.S. officials had “seized enough [fentanyl] to kill the entire population seven times over.”
The lawmaker continued, “I’m in a border state, we have to absorb all this, but I would argue every state is a border state. They are not just staying in Texas, they are moving on to other states. And every state in the country is going to have to deal with this problem.”