Months after she was tasked with investigating the “root causes” of the immigration crisis currently plaguing America, Vice President Kamala Harris finally took a trip to the southern U.S. border, as Fox News reported.
However, Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw doesn’t see Harris’ trip as a sign that she’s working to quell the surging number of migrants flooding across the southern U.S. border. In fact, he recently suggested that both Harris and President Joe Biden would like to see the crisis continue.
Crenshaw made the allegation during a Monday appearance on Fox & Friends, saying, “It’s pretty obvious Kamala Harris does not care about this issue.”
The Texas Republican added that he believes Harris’ recent border trip was only undertaken “because she was sick of getting made fun of by conservative media that she never went.”
Democrats “want more illegal immigration”
Offering evidence for his bombshell claim, the former U.S. Navy SEAL pointed to how a number of policies implemented by the Biden-Harris administration have seemingly only served to incentivize more migrants to attempt the dangerous trip to the United States.
“So we have to look at the source of the problem,” Crenshaw said. “And the source of the problem is the Biden administration because they reversed policies that were in place that was limiting the flow.”
“They reversed the Remain in Mexico policy,” Crenshaw complained. “They reversed asylum — asylum cooperation agreements with the Northern Triangle countries, and they refused to tackle the biggest issue.”
He went on to add: “The biggest issue is that we can’t legally hold migrant families or minors past 21 days so we can adjudicate these claims. This would be the simplest fix and it has to be a legislative fix and has to come from Congress.”
“Why don’t they want to?”
In Crenshaw’s view, a few relatively quick changes or reversals in existing policies under the Biden administration would make the crisis “easy to fix” but added that he believes Democrats “don’t want to,” claiming that the immigration crisis helps advance the party’s political agenda.
“Why don’t they want to?” the Republican lawmaker asked before insisting that many left-wing politicians actually “want more illegal immigration.”
“They like the crisis,” Crenshaw alleged, adding: “That’s why they don’t want to solve it. There’s really no other way to to to explain it.”
The vice president certainly has a controversial history regarding illegal immigration. Fox News reported that during a hearing in 2018, then Sen. Harris compared Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to the Ku Klux Klan. Fox also noted that during her presidential campaign, she called for illegal border crossings to be decriminalized.