Arizona Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema said in a radio interview Friday that the situation on the Southern Border is clearly “a crisis.”
“The reality is that this is a crisis,” said Sinema. “We all know it and the federal government must do more to address this surge of migrants who are coming to the border with increasing numbers each year.”
“We’re looking at numbers this year that are the highest numbers of crossings that we’ve seen in 20 years in Arizona,” she said. It was first reported by Hot Air.
The Arizona Senator spoke directly to BIden and his team, according to the report.
“What I’m waiting for…is for the administration to take bold action to actually address these concerns,” she said.
She said smaller towns across Arizona are seeing migrants dropped off with nowhere to go. Moreover, the situation is also at similar, if not worse, crisis levels in Texas and California as well. Sara Carter has been reporting from the border for the past several months and recently returned from a trip to Tijuana, where nearly 2,000 migrants are waiting in a make-shift tent encampment hoping to enter the U.S. illegally. The encampment is made up of people from all over the world and the situation is becoming extremely dangerous for the children and the most vulnerable attempting to enter the U.S. illegally.
“Literally the mayor is putting them in his vehicle and driving them to Tucson or Phoenix to get them to shelter. That’s not acceptable and that’s what I’ve communicated,” the Arizona senator said.
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At a recent rally in Iowa, former President Donald Trump promised that if elected again in 2024, he would invoke the Alien Enemies Act to enable widespread deportation of migrants who have illegally entered the United States. Since President Joe Biden took office in January of 2021, over 6 million people have illegally entered the country.
Republican Representative Andy Biggs from border state Arizona, which is among the states suffering the greatest consequences from the Biden administration policies, lamented that Trump’s suggestion will be “necessary.”
Speaking on the “Just the News, No Noise” television show, Biggs stated “[I]t’s actually gonna have to be necessary.” Biggs then added his thoughts on how many more people will continue to cross the border under Biden: “Because by the time Trump gets back in office, you will have had over 10 million, in my opinion, over 10 million illegal aliens cross our border and come into the country, under the Biden regime.”
“And so when you start deporting people, and removing them from this country, what that does is that disincentivizes the tens of thousands of people who are coming,” Biggs went on. “And by the way, everyday down in Darién Gap, which is in Panama… over 5,000 people a day. [I] talk[ed] to one of my sources from the gap today. And I will just tell you, those people that you’ve seen come come in to Eagle Pass, over 7,000 in a three day period, most of those two weeks ago, were down crossing into the Darién Gap.”
“And those people… make their way up and they end up in the Eagle Pass [Texas], Del Rio area,” he continued. “So if you want to disincentivize them, you remove them from the country, which is why they remain in Mexico policy was so doggone effective at slowing down illegal border crossings.”
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