In a Tuesday ABC interview, former President Barack Obama called for “comprehensive immigration reform” to fix the “dysfunctional” system and Biden Administration’s “heartbreaking” border crises.
The former Democrat President said that a reform to the US immigration system “is long overdue.” These comments come after the nation has seen an uncontrollable crisis with migrants from all over the world are trying to gain entry from the US-Mexico border.
Recently, Fox News drone footage showed more than 14,000 migrants from Haiti camping under the Del Rio bridge in Texas. Biden’s failed border policies are causing a historic rise in illegal migration that even his former boss Obama appears to be sick of.
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Sunday admitted that a majority of Haitian migrants that crossed the southern U.S. border recently have already been released into the United States and with the possibility of many more following them.
Obama described the Del Rio situation as “a painful reminder that we don’t have this right yet and we’ve got more work to do.”
“As big-hearted as he is, nobody understands that better than Joe Biden, and the question is now: Are we gonna get serious about dealing with this problem in a systemic way, as opposed to these one-offs where we’re constantly reacting to emergencies? And I think that that’s something that every American should wanna put an end to.” He said
“Immigration is tough. It always has been because, on the one hand, I think we are naturally a people that wants to help others, and we see tragedy and hardship and families that are desperately trying to get here so that their kids are safe, and they’re in some cases fleeing violence or catastrophe. At the same time, we’re a nation state. We have borders. The idea that we can just have open borders is something that … as a practical matter, is unsustainable.” he added.
According to a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) source, there were more than 200,000 illegal migrant encounters at the southern border in August alone.
The Biden administration as usual is blaming President Trump for causing this crisis despite the border was most secure and illegal migration was historically low during the Trump administration.
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