Illegal alien at Kamala Harris’ residence: ‘The border is open’

Days after Kamala Harris declared the southern border is secure, illegal immigrants who were dropped off Thursday morning at her vice presidential residence at the Naval Observatory insisted otherwise.

Fox News reporter Griff Jenkins asked one of the migrants: “Vice President Harris said that the border is closed. Is the border closed, or do you believe that it’s open?”

“It’s open, not closed,” the migrant said. “The border is open.”

The man was among more than 100 people from Colombia, Cuba, Guyana, Nicaragua, Panama, and Venezuela who were sent to the “sanctuary city” of Washington, D.C., by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott from Del Rio, Texas.

On Sunday, Harris, who has been designated by President Biden as his border czar, told Chuck Todd of NBC’s “Meet the Press”: “We have a secure border in that that is a priority for any nation, including ours and our administration.”

In Jenkins’ interview Thursday with a migrant at the Naval Observatory, he asked if all of the migrants believe that the border is open.

“Everybody believes that the border is open,” the migrant replied. “It’s open because we enter. We come in, free, no problem.”

The Fox reporter clarified: “It’s open for you to come illegally, right?

“Illegally, yes, illegally,” the migrant said. “That’s true.”

Jenkins asked, “You came illegally?”

“Yeah, we came illegally. Not legal.”

Harris had no comment when asked Thursday after an event at the White House about the migrants dropped off at the Naval Observatory:

But the Democratic-led city of El Paso, Texas, has been sending its buses of migrants to New York City, points out Fox News immigration reporter Bill Melugin. El Paso just approved a contract of up to $2 million for 16 months to bus even more migrants out of town, he said, noting the city is requesting federal reimbursement.

They will need to go somewhere else
One tweet pointed to acts of kindness by Martha’s Vineyard residents who welcomed the migrants, insisting they were “behaving more like Christians than those who profess to be Christian,” referring to Republican leaders.

However, Martha’s Vineyard resident interviewed by local television said the migrants eventually will need to leave the tiny island community, where Barack and Michelle Obama own a $12 million, 6,900-square-foot, waterfront vacation home with seven bedrooms and eight and a half bathrooms.

“At some point in time they have to move to somewhere else,” she said.

Virtue signaling
DeSantis, charging Biden “hasn’t lifted a finger” to address the border crisis, said Thursday that Florida is not a “sanctuary state,” and it’s better for the illegal migrants to go to a “sanctuary jurisdiction.”

“And, yes, we will help facilitate that transport for you, to be able to go to greener pastures,” he said.

The governor recalled Biden’s campaign to transport illegal migrants by air “in the middle of the night” and “dump them all across this country.”

“There was no warning on any of this,” he said.

“And all those people in Washington, D.C., and New York were beating their chests when Trump was president, saying they were so proud to be sanctuary jurisdictions, saying how bad it was to have a secure border, ” he said.

“The minute even a small fraction of what those border towns deal with every day is brought to their front door, they all of a sudden go berserk, and they’re so upset that this is happening.

“And it just goes to show you that their virtue signaling is a fraud.”

Yes, we think the border is secure
During the daily briefing at the White House, Jean-Pierre was asked if the White House stands by Harris’ statement that the border is secure.

“What we stand by is that we are doing everything that we can to make sure that, that, we follow the process that’s been put forth,” she replied. “That’s why we have, uh, historic funding to do just that, to make sure that, um, uh, you know, uh, um, uh, to make sure that, um, uh, to make sure that the folks we encounter at the border be removed, or expelled.”

More than 4.9 million illegal aliens have crossed the U.S. border illegally since Biden took office, including an estimated 900,000 “gotaways” who have disappeared into American communities, according to an analysis of government data by FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

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