According to Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, the current push by Democrats for open borders is an act of “insanity,” as thousands of illegal immigrants, most of them from Haiti, are now sitting camped out beneath the Del Rio International Bridge in the state of Texas.
“That’s insanity, having an open border,” Paul stated during a conversation Tuesday on “Eric Bolling The Balance.” “There’s polling that showed that over 700 million people would come tomorrow.”
Paul then dropped the hammer on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, who has been urging President Joe Biden stop booting Haitians who are here illegally under Title 42, which was first implemented by former President Donald Trump, out of the country.
Schumer has referred to this Trump era policy as “hateful and xenophobic,” which doesn’t sit well with the Kentucky senator.
“I’m all for legal immigration,” Paul went on to say. “In fact, I would increase legal immigration, but I would have zero illegal immigration. They all ought to go back. Send them all back. Don’t let one of them in illegally. Apply to come to our country in a normal fashion will welcome you.”
Schumer is talking about open borders, Paul said, because he concerned about an election challenge from far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is “more radical than you can possibly imagine, so he has to meet her on her own ground.”
AOC, as she is known, said that “no one should be deported, but that is a crazy notion,” Paul said. “It will lead to more people coming.”
Tens of thousands of people are coming already because they perceive the Biden administration as being weak on the border, he said.
We need to shut down the border and stop letting all of these folks through into our country, especially since we’re still in this pandemic. How many of the individuals crossing over the border illegally are carrying COVID all across the nation, causing an increase in cases of the illness.
Let’s hope common sense prevails.