The mass illegal immigration overwhelming our nation’s southern border isn’t some far away idea for politicians in border states, but an everyday reality.
Now, even several congressional Democrats in states along the southern border are slamming President Joe Biden for his mishandling of the border crisis, according to the Washington Examiner.
One of the most vocal senators on the issue is Democratic moderate Sen. Krysten Sinema of Arizona, who says her state is bearing the “brunt of this crisis.”
“Not enough is being done”
“It’s clear that not enough is being done,” Sinema said during a meeting with the Arizona National Guard earlier this month.
“Arizona is bearing the brunt of this crisis because of the federal government’s failure to address immigration issues over the last three decades,” she continued.
Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona hasn’t been as outspoken as Sinema on the issue, although he has been speaking more about the southern border crisis in recent weeks.
“We’ve got a problem,” Kelly told reporters after a meeting with U.S. Border Patrol agents. “The federal government has failed on this issue for decades now. Washington has to do better, and Arizonans are fed up. So, I’m just going to call it like I see it.”
Biden misleading Americans
Another Democrat to call out Biden and his administration is Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), who criticized the administration for misleading the American people about what’s really going on at the border.
According to Cuellar, the Biden team is releasing photos of empty tents to make it appear as though the administration has gotten control of the problem, as previous pictures showed full tents.
“All they’re doing is they’re moving kids from one tent to the other tent and saying, ‘Oh, they’re not in the Border Patrol (custody),’ but they’re right next door,” Cuellar told Border Report last week. “They’re just next door in HHS.”
Cuellar also called out Biden specifically for claiming he has the border crisis under control. “It’s not,” Cuellar told Fox News last week. “To say that we have everything under control, you know. I’m supportive of President Biden. I’m a supporter of his, but we’re not paying attention to the border’s communities.”
“And it’s not under control,’ the congressman added. “I can tell you that.”