Fox News host Jesse Watters is accusing President Joe Biden and his administration of running a “human smuggling operation” at the U.S.–Mexico border.
“Joe Biden’s running a human smuggling operation,” Watters said on Friday’s edition of Jesse Watters Primetime.
“The cartels hand [migrants] to Biden at the border, and then Biden puts them in busses and planes and then just sprinkles them all over the country,” Watters added. “It’s happening right in front of our own eyes.”
Later in the segment, Watters reported that almost 2 million migrants have been “detected” entering the United States via the southern border since Biden took office a little over a year ago.
“More than half have stayed, and hundreds of thousands more we just missed,” Watters said, according to Fox. “This was by design.”
Of course, Watters isn’t the first observer to lodge allegations of trafficking against the Biden White House. After claiming to have caught government officials flying illegal border crossers into his state in the darkness of night, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested Biden was overseeing “effectively a mass human smuggling operation.”
“Mass human smuggling”
According to reports, DeSantis’ remarks came as he was pushing for legislation that would transfer some of the migrants dropped off in the Sunshine State to other parts of the country where liberal politicians have supported the Biden administration’s policies, like the president’s home state of Delaware.
“Our view is, if they’re going to be dumping, we want to be able to facilitate transfer to places like Delaware,” the Florida governor said in a December interview, “and so we have $8 million in my new budget to be able to do that.”
He went on:
We also look to these carriers that the federal government is contracting with, and we are going to pass legislation that says, “If you are facilitating Biden’s policies, which is effectively a mass human smuggling operation, you are not going to be able to do business with the state of Florida or other local governments, and we are going to charge you restitution for each individual that you are bringing.”
“Why are we letting this happen?”
Speaking Friday, Fox’s Watters said the consequences of Biden’s approach to border security are having real impacts on Americans.
“Illegals come in and help big business keep wages down. Just what the donors want,” Watters charged, according to Fox. “Guess they got what they paid for. Migrants take cash so you can dodge taxes, too. And then they wire the money back south so other families can pay cartel coyotes and boom, another caravan. Another batch of Democrat voters. Isn’t this foreign interference in our elections?”
Watters also claimed that drug trafficking along the southern border is “fattening the bank accounts of Mexico’s most dangerous syndicates.” China is benefitting as well, he said, since the communist nation reportedly sends synthetic substances to Mexico’s ports. “Why are we letting this happen?” Watters asked Friday. “Why is Biden betraying us?”