As Kamala Harris comes off her first trip abroad to discuss “root causes” of immigration, her fellow Democrats are starting to apply pressure.
Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) must answer to border Texans that are sick and tired of this massive surge impacting their communities.
He undoubtedly saw the recent election in McAllen that turned a Democrat stronghold into a Republican-run city, so now he is openly pushing back against the Biden immigration plan.
Cuellar Lets Loose
To his credit, Cuellar has not been quiet about the illegal immigration surge at our border.
However, this new stance where he is directly pointing to Biden is a bit more aggressive than he has been in the past.
While appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Cuellar hammered the immigration policies of this administration.
He stated, “Why not have immigration judges here at the border? Why not give everybody their day in court?”
“Look, everybody talks about people coming in, but if you have 100 people, most immigration judges are going to deny 88% of them and only 12%.
“So, why are we letting 100% of the people in when only 12% should be getting in — Bienvenidos — into the United States.
“Or whatever language, because as you know, there’s over 150 countries that are represented by people coming in, and there’s an increase of people from Cuba, Venezuela, Haiti, Africa and other places, because they’re realizing at the southern part of the United States, whether it’s land or sea … all they have to do is bring a child, and they’re going to be released into the United States.”
Foreign leaders of these countries have also blasted the policies, with the president of El Salvador pointing the finger at free health care as a carrot to lure illegal immigrants.
Democrats are very fond of saying “words matter,” and they are right.
When Joe Biden and Democrat leaders vowed to give free health care and entitlement program access to illegals, they might as well have just put a sign up that says “come on in.”