Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) recently appeared on Fox News’ “Your World,” where he called out his fellow party members for not taking effective action to secure the southern border. While the GOP representative noted that it is good for Republicans to be talking about the ensuing crisis, Roy is adamant that action must also be taken.
Roy emphasized that Republicans are only providing “a bunch of words” instead of solutions that the American people want and need. However, he further noted that Republicans are ultimately working against the grain of the incompetent Biden administration that refuses to take action at the southern border. The representative points out that the consequences of not mitigating the ongoing border crisis are directly impacting American citizens, particularly his constituents in Texas.
“Look, what I make of it is, they’re a bunch of words,” Roy said. “And going back to my speech this week, the American people are tired of words. So, look, I’m glad they’re talking about the border. Great. But, at this point, the president, our president, is the one who could do something about it right now but refuses to. And it’s the people that I represent in Texas, the people that I know in Texas, that are left carrying the bag. It’s the parents who’ve lost a loved one to fentanyl poisoning. It’s the ranchers who have had their livestock get out and their livelihood get decimated in South Texas,” Roy said.
Rep. Roy also explained how illegal immigration impacts not only American citizens but also the migrants who attempt to cross the border under dangerous conditions illegally. The Republican noted that illegal immigration has led to many migrant deaths as well as children being sold into sex trafficking.
“It’s the migrants who die in Texas, the almost 1,000 last year who died along the Rio Grande in South Texas, the little girls getting sold into sex trafficking trade,” he added. “Neil, it’s unconscionable. And yet this administration is purposefully, purposefully using laws that are meant to be exceptions as a compassionate nation to help people who are being persecuted as a hole to blow a hole into our border security with parole and asylum, rather than doing their job to secure the border. You will remember that Jeh Johnson, under President Obama, said that 1,000 a month was a crisis.”
Roy then illustrated the scale of the rampant illegal immigration the United States is enduring. The reported figures have reached historical highs, far greater than under previous administrations. Roy ultimately called on the GOP to go beyond the conservative talking points and actually force meaningful action in Washington, D.C.
“Neil, you know and I know, I mean, we’re — we’re up to 160,000, 200,000, 260,000, 300,000 a month now, which is absolutely extraordinary,” Roy added. “And so I don’t, I’m glad Xi and the, and Mexico and the president are talking about these things, but that’s going to yield nothing but words and more money and more programs, rather than the will to do our job to secure the border. And, frankly, I’m tired of Republicans talking about it, instead of forcing action in Washington.”
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