Appearing on Friday’s broadcast of FNC’s ‘The Ingraham Angle,” Sen. Josh Hawley argued that the “chaos” at the border was by design, saying that the real objective of the Biden administration is to “collapse the immigration system.”
Speaking on that, Sen. Hawley first argued that “they want the chaos” and that what is currently happening at the border “is the plan.” As he put it:
“Well, I think the plan is exactly what you’re seeing, Laura, they want the chaos. You’re right about that. The plan is to try to collapse our immigration system completely, collapse the courts collapse the asylum process, overrun the border. That is the plan. That’s what they want. They want the chaos.”
Continuing, he added that the fentanyl crisis is already bad but is bound to get far, far worse as the border becomes even more open thanks to the Biden Administration, saying:
“If you thought the fentanyl problem in this country is bad. You thought it was bad in my state, where it’s the number one cause of death in the state of Missouri for young people. Just wait because they are about to turn it on full throttle. The drugs that will come across this border, the crime that will come across this border, the danger to our families and our communities.”
Emphasizing the massive size of the current border situation and explaining why the elites seem so intent on increasing immigration, legal or illegal, into America, Sen. Hawley said:
“It’s going to be unlike anything we’ve ever seen in terms of border crossings in our country’s history. It already is, and they haven’t even lifted title 42 yet, but Laura, here’s what they want. They want the immigration system to collapse because the Democrat Party’s base now flies around and jets and conferences in Davos and are a bunch of globalists who want to drive down the price of labor in America. They want to drive down wages for blue-collar workers in America. They want to do the bidding of the global multinationals. That’s who runs the Democrat Party today.”
Watch him here:
Sen. Hawley has a point that this border crossing crisis is the worst ever. Such is what Fox News Digital recently reported after having conversations with sources within CBP, writing (emphasis ours):
Border Patrol agents apprehended over 10,000 migrants on both Monday and Tuesday, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) sources tell Fox News, marking the highest single-day totals ever recorded ahead of the end of the Title 42 public health order later this week.
Sources say agents apprehended at least 10,300 migrants who crossed illegally on Tuesday, in addition to the over 10,000 encountered on Monday. There are currently 28,500 migrants in custody.
Fox is told that the numbers are expected to keep increasing ahead of the end of the Title 42 order on Thursday. Officials have been preparing for months for an expected surge in migration across the border once the order ends. The order has been used since March 2020 by both the Trump and Biden administrations to expel hundreds of thousands of migrants quickly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In March, nearly half of all migrant encounters ended in a Title 42 expulsion.
Officials and lawmakers have feared that migrants, believing they are more likely to be admitted to the U.S. once the order ends, will head to the border in numbers not even seen during the more than two-year migrant crisis so far. Officials had previously painted a worst-case scenario of up to 14,000 encounters a day.
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