約 1.3 million migrants have been taken into custody at the 境界 以来 バイデン大統領 就任, McCarthy noted at the top of his Capitol Hill briefing. He was flanked by Reps. ジムジョーダン, R-オハイオ, Tony Gonzales, R-テキサス, カットキャマック, R-Fla。, John Rutherford, R-Fla。, and Troy Nehls, R-テキサス. The lawmakers were also joined via Zoom by Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, Sheriff Mark Dannels of Cochise County, アリゾナ, and Mayor Don McLaughlin of Uvalde, テキサス.
Judd, who has been on the front lines of the crisis, emphasized McCarthy’s reading of the statistics at the border, saying he’s “never seen anything like it.” And if the Democrats succeed in pushing amnesty through reconciliation, 彼は言った, human traffickers and other bad actors at the border “will be rewarded.”
担当者. ジムジョーダン, R-Ohio shared a few more numbers, saying about 208,000 migrants were apprehended in August. He noted Congress has still not received the September numbers from the Department of Homeland Security.
The Democrats are only going to “add insult to injury” by adding amnesty to the reconciliation package, Jordan said.
担当者. Cammack deemed it “a great day to be a cartel member” at the border. アメリカ人, 彼女は言いました, です “unaware” of what is truly going on, calling the reconciliation social programs and amnesty attempts “frightening.” The uptick in crime in local communities is a “direct result” of the White House’s policies, Cammack added, by way of suggesting the reconciliation bill would not affect only the U.S. 経済.
“The bill not only is going to tax and spend us down the drain,” 彼女は言いました. “This is going to make us more vulnerable than ever.”
A majority of the lawmakers in the room condemned the White House for its recent moves – or lack of action – on the border. Biden was criticized, 例えば, for repealing former President Trump’s Remain in Mexico policy, which kept migrants in メキシコ for their hearings, only to have to reinstate it next month in response to a court order from a federal judge that was upheld by the Supreme Court.
Sheriff Dannels, calling in from Arizona, told the lawmakers that Vice President Kamala Harris, who has been handling some border issues, has not reached out to him to discuss the chaotic situation. Harris was previously lambasted for waiting ほぼ 100 日々 to visit the southern border since her appointment as the person in charge of solving the “根本原因” of the problem. When pressed by reporters why she had waited so long to book the trip, Harris was often flippant in her responses.