The situation at the southern border has gotten so bad that even members of the Obama administration are speaking out.
Obama’s DHS secretary Jeh Johnson appeared on FOX News on Tuesday and admitted that having thousands of people breach the border on a daily basis is unsustainable.
He is also against lifting Title 42, the Trump era measure which was put in place to stem the flow of COVID over the southern border, and which Biden is preparing to lift.
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Jeh Johnson: Lifting Title 42 Should Be Delayed, Current Numbers Overwhelm Communities and Border Patrol
On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson argued that having 7,000 people come to the border each day is unsustainable because “It overwhelms the communities in Texas and Arizona that have to absorb this population. It overwhelms Catholic Charities. It overwhelms the Border Patrol and ICE” and that if he had his way, he would push to delay lifting Title 42 until later in the summer when the number of people attempting to enter the U.S. declines due to hotter weather.
Johnson said, “I am convinced that most Americans want us to treat migrants in this country fairly, humanely. They want us to take care of the DREAMers, who are a remarkable group of de facto Americans who grew up in this country. Most Americans, I believe, want to give people who have been in this country for ten or more years an opportunity to get on the books.
But most Americans also want a secure border. If you go to Laredo, TX, for example, Henry Cuellar’s district, 85% Mexican American, overwhelmingly Democratic, they want a secure border. I know. I’ve been there. I’ve heard this. 7,000 a day is not sustainable, in multiple respects.
It overwhelms the communities in Texas and Arizona that have to absorb this population. It overwhelms Catholic Charities. It overwhelms the Border Patrol and ICE and their ability to keep up with these numbers.
Watch the video below:
When even Democrats who worked for Obama are saying this, you would think that Joe Biden would listen.
Then again, this is Joe Biden we’re talking about.
Cross posted from American Lookout.