“We made it very clear that if we dropped all of the initiatives that have been put in place over the last several years that we would get an influx of mass migration that we would not be able to control,” él dijo.
Scott also took shots at Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas, saying that he knows “what needs to take place.”
“He clearly understands and knows how to control the border and what needs to take place,” Scott dijo. “It was very clear there are people involved in this process that have been involved before, and they’re choosing not to take simple, commonsense steps to secure the border.”
En un punto, los Estados Unidos. was paying $ 5 millones por día, according to Scott.
Él dijo, “Many of those projects today are just still on hold, so we’re paying contractors. Por un momento, it was almost five million a day between DoD and DHS to not build the border wall,” Scott told host Bret Baier.
Scott said that one of the fundamental differences he observed between the Biden and Trump administrations was “actually trying to control the border” y también “acknowledging that border security is critical to Homeland Security.”
The messaging from Biden of a softer approach to the border slowly chiseled away at the stronghold at the border as it caused an increase in encounters.
Scott explained, “The result of that is the message goes out. And then instead of having a couple of hundred encounters a day, we quickly went up to about 6,000 encounters a day.
Before Scott retired he observed that Border Patrol caught people from 150 different countries coming through México into the United States.”
Scott also said that he was “indignado” que “all of sudden” debido al proceso “went out the window” after agents on horses were criticized for the way they treated migrants who illegally crossed the southern border into the Estados Unidos.
Él dijo, “Border security protects legal immigration, and those guys know it, and that’s what they’ve been doing. And all of a sudden, now due process applies to everybody else, but not them.”
“And then all of a sudden, our horse patrol doing what they’re supposed to do, which is prevent people from illegally entering our home, are now the villains.”