Dem Border Mayor: ‘It was working under Trump, it’s really an embarrassment for us as a country now’
The Democratic mayor of Laredo, Texas, ripped President Joe Biden’s immigration policy saying the border was not secure and that Biden and the Dems in DC have no plan to solve the crisis.
Mayor Pete Saenz said: “We need to truly secure the border. It was working under Trump, call it whatever you want to call it, but it was working. We’re spending billions of dollars on alternative things but immigration isn’t given priority.
Border Patrol isn’t being funded to the extent that Border Patrol has to be funded. Their workload has increased to three times or four, and yet they’re not funded.
“So, that kind of leads me to think the Democrats have the same mentality as defunding law enforcement generally.
“The key, ultimately, is removing the incentive to come to the border and file for asylum. I believe in the asylum process.
“It needs to be followed or changed. If we don’t like the way people are attempting to come, we can have them apply remotely or from either the country of origin or some other place that is close to the country of origin.
“No person wants to spend their last penny giving it to the cartels, then risking life and limb travel to try and get all the way to the border.
“And then there’s still the uncertainty that they may not even be granted asylum. At some point, they’ll be fugitives.
“If Biden doesn’t come out with implementing a virtual wall, people here will be begging for a wall, a physical structure, simply because of his lack of attention to the border and especially the size of these surges.
“The border’s not secure and hasn’t been for a while.
“We can’t continue this way, and I really haven’t seen any measures yet from Washington to remedy this.
“It’s really an embarrassment for us as a country now. You know we can do so much better,” he said.
A Border Town’s Democratic Mayor Has Had Enough. Texas mayor Pete Saenz: 'It was working under Trump, call it whatever you want to call it, but it was working' https://t.co/QJol1lHihE— A.C. Spollen (@ACSpollen) September 30, 2021
Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz said the first bus loads of migrants from Del Rio, Texas, began arriving at 6 a.m. Friday and were continually brought throughout the weekend.https://t.co/r5HPmh16IS— KLBK News (@KLBKNews) September 28, 2021