GOP Lawmakers Warn That Border Is Wide Open

GOP Lawmakers Warn That Border Is Wide Open

(TheRedWire.com) – As the border crisis continues to get worse, the Biden administration continues to stand stubbornly by its assertion that the situation is just a “challenge.” On Sunday, March 21, Fox News Sunday talked with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who insisted that the border was “closed” and “secure.” However, moments later, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) disputed that claim, and another member of Congress warned the problem could grow worse than imaginable.

Cotton said that despite Mayorkas’s claim, the border was actually “wide open.” He blamed President Joe Biden and progressive policies for the crisis. He disputed the administration’s claim that Trump dismantled the immigration system and tied the problem back to three Trump policies that Biden dismantled. They lifted the health exclusion order, the “remain in Mexico” policy, and the third country agreements that kept migrants in Mexico or originating countries while waiting on permission to come to the US.

Rep. Michael McCaul on Sunday predicted that the border crisis could deepen and get even worse. He estimated that at least 1 million migrants could try to enter the United States by this summer illegally.

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