NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! After more than 2 million illegal immigrants crossed the southern border this fiscal year, vulnerable Democrats running for re-election in the Senate and House of Representatives won’t say whether they believe the border is secure or if they would welcome them into their states.
As border policies continue to be a prominent midterm issue, Fox News Digital contacted 26 elected Democrats who are in tough reelection races and asked them whether they also believed the border was secure and how they would handle illegal immigrants entering their state. There was no response.
NBC News recently quoted Vice President Kamala Harris as saying, “The border is safe, but we also have a broken immigration system, in particular, over the last four years before we came in, and it needs to be corrected.” Harris was given responsibility for managing the border crisis.
NBC News host Chuck Todd soon questioned her remarks: “For the first time ever, 2 million people will pass this border. You’re sure that this boundary is well-guarded?” He questioned Harris.
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Despite the high amount of illegal border crossings, Harris insisted, “We have a secure border. In that that is a priority for any nation, including ours and our administration.”
Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, who represents a border area and has consistently criticized what he deems the Biden administration’s lax border tactics, was the only Democrat to answer to Fox News Digital’s request.
“The same applies to my message. We need to do more to discourage immigrants from entering the country since the border is not secure “Cuellar stated in a statement to Fox News Digital.
Cuellar refrained from endorsing the strategy used by certain governors to bus migrants to liberal cities.
“Although I don’t always support the politics of using refugees as pawns, we must deal with the influx. The impacts of free borders are now being felt throughout our entire nation “added Cuellar.
Two buses loaded with migrants from Eagle Pass, Texas, were dumped off close to Harris’ home at the Naval Observatory on Thursday morning. Some passengers on the buses informed reporters from Fox News that they think the border is indeed open.
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Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican from Texas, has recently sent buses full of undocumented immigrants to New York City, Chicago, and Washington D.C. to express his displeasure with the Biden administration’s irrational border policies, which directly affect his state. A public emergency was declared last week due to the buses that are still arriving in Washington, D.C.
Gov. Gavin Newsom asked Merrick Garland in a letter to the Department of Justice on Thursday whether it was unlawful for Abbott and Gov. Ron DeSantis to deport immigrants to different states. In his letter, he encouraged the US DOJ to look into whether the claimed fraudulent inducement would support abduction accusations under applicable state statutes.