Biden’s former border security chief: under Biden, US is paying ‘not to’ build the wall
President Joe Biden’s former border security chief Rodney Scott said in a “special report” on Tuesday that the border patrol had made it clear to the current administration in briefings that ending Trump’s policies would cause a irreparable disaster at the border.
“We have made it clear that if we abandon all the initiatives that have been put in place over the past few years, we will get an influx of mass migration that we will not be able to control,” he said.
Scott also shot Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas, saying he knows “what has to happen”.
“He clearly understands and knows how to control the border and what needs to happen,” Scott said. “It was very clear that there were people involved in this process who have already been involved, and they are choosing not to take simple and sensible steps to secure the border.”
At one point, the United States was paying $ 5 million a day, according to Scott.
He said: “A lot of these projects are still on hold today, so we are paying contractors. For a while it was almost five million a day between DoD and DHS not to build the border wall. “Scott told host Bret Baier. .
What remains of former President Donald Trump’s border wall are “stacks and stacks” of panels, “hundreds of miles of fiber optic cables, cameras” that are just “sitting there,” said Scott.
Scott said one of the fundamental differences he observed between the Biden and Trump administrations was “actually trying to control the border” and also “recognizing that border security is essential to homeland security.” .
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Biden’s message of a gentler approach to the border slowly chiseled at the border stronghold as it prompted an increase in encounters.
Scott explained, “The bottom line is that the message gets out. And then instead of having a few hundred encounters a day, we quickly went down to about 6,000 encounters per day.
Before retiring, Scott noticed that the Border Patrol caught people from 150 different countries crossing Mexico on their way to the United States. “
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Scott also said he was “outraged” that “suddenly” due process “deteriorates” after officers on horseback were criticized for the way they treated migrants who illegally crossed the southern border of the States. United.
He said, “Border security protects legal immigration, and these guys know it, and they do. And all of a sudden, due process applies to everyone else, but not to them.
“And then all of a sudden our horse patrols doing what they’re supposed to do, which is to prevent people from entering our house illegally, are now the bad guys.”