Biden Addresses 'Mexico's Biggest Complaint' About Southern Border; No Mention of U.S. Objections

Susan Jones | August 31, 2022 | 7:38am EDT
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Migrants illegally cross the Rio Grande River in Eagle Pass, Texas, on May 22, 2022. (Photo by ALLISON DINNER/AFP via Getty Images)
Migrants illegally cross the Rio Grande River in Eagle Pass, Texas, on May 22, 2022. (Photo by ALLISON DINNER/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - Speaking about his "Safer America Plan" in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, President Biden mentioned Mexico's concerns about the southern border, but not America's concerns about that same border.

"Mexico, which has real problems, causing us real problems — you know what their biggest complaint is?" Biden asked. "Can’t we stop gun — gun trafficking across the southern border into Mexico."

While Biden complained about guns flowing north to south, he made no mention of the 3,385,016 people known to have illegally flowed south to north across that same border during Biden's presidency.

That number includes human smugglers, gang members, drug smugglers and dozens of people on the terrorist watchlist -- not to mention an unknown number of "got-aways" who fall into those categories.

So why should Biden worry what Mexico thinks?

Former Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told Fox News Tuesday night:

"Well, to be honest, I'm not really concerned about what Mexicans think. I'm concerned about what Americans think, and I'm concerned about putting Americans first.

"And this administration, time and time again, refuses to acknowledge that there is a border crisis of their own making. The president refuses to go to the border; the vice president refuses to go to the border. They refuse to listen to law enforcement officers. You have the chief of Border Patrol on record in the last day or so, saying that the cause of this crisis, is because there are no consequences to illegal behavior,

"And this is the system that they have set up and designed, they do not apologize for it, and they actually brag about it.

"And so for the president to sit there and talk about what Mexicans are thinking and feeling -- he should really stop and think about that and say, I'm actually president of the United States and maybe should I be putting together policies and thinking about what's best for Americans.

"This gets me hot and bothered at the end of the day, because he's not doing his job, this administration refuses to enforce laws on the border and it's causing an unmitigated disaster when you have 100,000 overdose deaths because of fentanyl. Ninety percent of that comes across that southern border.

"So if he wants to protect Americans, he wants to be on the side of law enforcement, it's time to do your job along that border and solve that crisis we have today."

Fox News Digital reported on Tuesday that Raul Ortiz, the head of the U.S. Border Patrol, said under oath that Biden's "no consequences" border policy is causing the unprecedented surge of illegal aliens.

"Fox News Digital first obtained a video of Ortiz's assertions, which came during a recorded deposition from July 28 as part of discovery in a lawsuit by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody against the Department of Homeland Security and other border agencies," the report said.

"Ortiz, who has more than 31 years of experience in law enforcement, told attorneys representing Florida that he believes migration will increase at an exponential rate at the southern border because there are no 'consequences' in place to curb the tide of migrants flooding into the U.S.

"'In my experience, we have seen increases when there are no consequences,' said Ortiz during the deposition

"'So, if migrant populations believe that they're going...there are not going to be consequences, more of them will come to the border. Is that what you're saying?' questioned the attorney.

"Ortiz responded: 'There is an assumption that if migrant populations are told that there is a potential that they may be released, that, yes, you can see increases.'"

 

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