During an interview this past weekend with NBC host Chuck Todd, Vice President Kamala Harris declared that “the border is secure.”
Her words didn’t go over well with one South Texas sheriff, however, and he was quick to shut down Harris’ claim by citing some stark facts.
Harris says administration has secured the border
“I think that there is no question that we have to do what the president and I asked Congress to do,” the vice president said when Todd pointed out how a record number of people are entering the United States illegally.
Harris then boasted that “the first request” she and President Joe Biden made was to call for legislation creating “a pathway to citizenship.”
“The border is secure, but we also have a broken immigration system, in particular over the last four years before we came in, and it needs to be fixed,” the vice president insisted.
#WATCH | NBC’s Chuck Todd: “[The US] will have 2 million people cross this border for the first time ever.”
— El American (@ElAmerican_) September 12, 2022
Sheriff: “The border is wide open”
Roy Boyd serves as sheriff of Goliad County, Texas, and he told “Fox & Friends” that Harris’ statement doesn’t conform to reality.
“The border is wide open,” Boyd complained. “In Texas, the Border Patrol is encountering over 100,000 illegal aliens. So every month, Border Patrol agents tell me that on a good day, they encounter between eight and 15 percent of the number of people that actually come across.”
“We have multiple large-scale organizations that are smuggling people through our communities,” the sheriff went on to add.
“And now one organization alone in the last year and a half has brought over 26,000 illegal aliens right through our jurisdiction on their way to Houston,” he continued.
Boyd also voiced support for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s policy of busing migrants to Democrat-run cities such as Chicago and Washington, D.C.
“It was a great ploy by Governor Abbott to bring attention back to something that was kind of fading away from mainstream media,” Boyd declared. “He’s put it back in their lap, and I applaud him for what he’s done.”