Columnist and Never-Trumper turned Democrat Bill Kristol tweeted out on Monday that there is no crisis at the border, only an ongoing problem that is the fault of the Trump administration and not that of President Joe Biden.
Kristol tweeted: “There is no crisis at the border. There is a recurring problem at the border, which is being addressed, and which could be considerably ameliorated by a sensible and humane overhaul of our immigration policies and practices, practices the Trump administration made worse.”
Back in February of 2017, Kristol declared that Americans were disposable and proclaimed that population replacement would be advantageous for national power:
“Look, to be totally honest, if things are so bad as you say with the white working class, don’t you want to get new Americans in? [I hope] this thing isn’t being videotaped or ever shown anywhere. Whatever tiny, pathetic future I have is going to totally collapse. You can make a case that America has been great because every — I think John Adams said this — basically if you are in free society, a capitalist society, after two or three generations of hard work everyone becomes kind of decadent, lazy, spoiled — whatever. Then, luckily, you have these waves of people coming in from Italy, Ireland, Russia, and now Mexico.”
The Biden administration is not allowing the media or members of Congress to photograph or allegedly document what is really going on at the border. DHS is declaring that the border is closed but it is in fact, reportedly wide-open. Thousands of children and others are allegedly crossing the border daily.
There is no crisis at the border. There is a recurring problem at the border, which is being addressed, and which could be considerably ameliorated by a sensible and humane overhaul of our immigration policies and practices, practices the Trump administration made worse.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) March 22, 2021
Twitter commentators nailed Kristol for his statements.
Wrong on everything.
1) Trump's policies worked and contrary to media reporting, were humane.
2) what's happening now is unique and not routine
3) It's a direct consequence of abandoning Trump's policies.
4) Bill Kristol was always a Democrat. https://t.co/08nXGpOD8S
— Phil (@philllosoraptor) March 22, 2021
you spelled Biden Administration wrong https://t.co/prlnFfgkYf
— Max Q ⚡ (@Randy_Shannon) March 22, 2021
And while Kristol claims there is no crisis, U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX) appears to strongly disagree with him. He just released a series of photos from south Texas to Axios showing the atrocious conditions that the unaccompanied migrant children are being kept in. This was followed by a pictorial expose released by James O’Keefe from Project Veritas that is also disturbing. It shows children being forced to sleep on floor mats packed into overcrowded facilities which were hastily opened as the crisis spiraled out of control.
Congressman Cuellar lives on the Texas border with Mexico. He claims the unaccompanied migrant children are living in eight “pods” that are designed to hold a maximum of 260 people. He contends that Border Patrol officials are holding in excess of 400 unaccompanied male minors in the facility.
These photos were taken within the last few days. There are eight pods with eight cells each in the facility. At any given moment there are an average of 3,000 people in custody here. The illegal immigrants are separated by age or physical size depending on room. pic.twitter.com/kFmZgTG2Iv
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) March 22, 2021
O’Keefe’s photographs and videos were leaked from inside the Border Patrol facilities. Up to 3,000 unaccompanied migrant minors are reportedly being housed there, sometimes for much longer than the 72-hour legal holding limit that is specified for minors.
According to a source for Project Veritas: “They [illegal immigrants] are separated by age or physical size depending on room. Fifty were COVID positive in these cells over the last few days. There have been multiple sexual assaults, normal assaults, and daily medical emergencies.”
— James O’Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) March 22, 2021
Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “The Next Revolution,” Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) spoke about his recent visit to the border to see firsthand what was going on with the crisis.
He described the situation there as “modern-day slavery.” Gimenez said the crisis is witness to the molestation of young girls and their indentured servitude until families can pay for their transportation across the border. If they don’t come up with the money, many immigrants are murdered.
Biden’s botched border policy makes America less safe and puts migrants in the hands of human traffickers and drug cartels.
— Congressman Carlos A. Gimenez (@RepCarlos) March 22, 2021
“Look, what I saw at that Customs and Border Protection facility hundreds and hundreds of children, boys and girls — and I’m talking boys and girls — I’m not talking 17, 16 — I’m really talking boys and girls — I’m talking five, six, seven — they come across the border by themselves,” Gimenez stated.
“They have little pieces of paper telling them call so-and-so and an address. But here is the thing — a lot of these girls, young girls, are being molested. Maybe up to 30% are being molested. It costs their parents $4,000 to $6,000 to get them across. A Chinese immigrant trying to get across $35,000. We estimate that the cartels — the multinational cartels — are making close to half a billion dollars per month. They use these migrants to divert Customs and Border Protection agents to a certain section, and then they go ahead and rush the other sections that are unprotected, and they bring us drugs and all other kinds of mayhem that they bring in,” he added.
“[T]his is great for the multinational cartels. It’s horrible for the migrants who … some are being murdered on the other side of the border if they can’t come up with the money,” he noted. “They are being extorted. And they are also being used —- if they get across — ‘Hey, you owe us $6,000. You are now an indentured servant here in the United States until you pay us back.’ Basically, it’s modern-day slavery. That is what is going on in the border, and it’s outrageous.”
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