South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham recently visited the U.S.-Mexico border with several Republican lawmakers.
During an interview on Fox News with Sean Hannity, Graham blew the whistle and said the Biden administration is staging a “giant cover-up” of the “massive system failure” as immigrants surge into the country.
“I can understand why the Biden administration would not want the American people to know what’s going on,” Graham said. “We’ll have half of Central America in the United States in a year if we don’t change these policies.”
“I saw 200-plus women and small children being processed in front of me,” Graham said. “They were going to be released into the United States within 8 hours.”
He added that he saw children with numbers on their wrists, which means they have family members in the United States who are sending money to Central America that’s used to hire smugglers to bring those children north.
“They hire a human smuggler, a human trafficker to get them to the border,” said Graham. “Once we catch them, your tax dollars are used to reunite with family. This is not catch and release. This is catch and reunite. They call the family member, the number on the child’s wrist, and the American taxpayer pays to reunite the family who is here illegally. It will send the wrong signal.”
Graham went after Biden directly, saying he’s never seen as many “incentives” for illegal immigration as there are under this administration.
“If you have a family member here illegally, we’re going to pay to reunite the family illegally,” said Graham. “If you’re 16 and younger, we’re going to make sure you never leave the country. If you have a family member here illegally, we’re going to pay to reunite the family illegally. That incentivizes people. Within two weeks you’re released into the United States without a court date.”
This means by summer, “we’ll have 150,000 (people) per month,” said Graham. “If they don’t change the policies, nothing will change. It’s only going to get worse.”
“They are overwhelmed and if we don’t change the policy the worst is by far yet to come,” said Graham. “It’s really heartbreaking.”
The border crisis created by the Biden administration is about to get a lot worse in the coming months.
According to documents that were leaked to Axios, the Biden administration is projected that the number of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border could spiral from more than 16,000 this month to as many as 26,000 in September.
So, the administration thinks the border crisis will continue to get worse month over month until at least September.
The Department of Homeland Security has released at least more than 23,400 border-crossers into the United States interior since February.
Many Republicans have criticized Biden’s immigration policies.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy went off after visiting a massive facility overflowing with illegal immigrants, saying it was “worse than we thought.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell flat-out said that Biden “owns” the border crisis, and that, “It is, by definition, an emergency.”