Texas sheriffs dispute VP Harris claim of ‘secure’ southern border: ‘Border is wide open’

Vice President Kamala Harris, like many others in the Biden administration and Democratic Party, has ignored or downplayed the chaotic flood of migrants crossing the southern border illegally, and even had the audacity to ludicrously assert that the border was “secure” in a mid-September interview.

Since then, multiple county sheriffs from South Texas have come forward to dispute that absurd claim from Harris with the actual facts of what they are dealing with regularly in terms of the decidedly unsecured southern border, the Conservative Brief reported.

Harris claims southern border is “secure”

Vice President Harris proclaimed the southern border was “secure” during a Sept. 11 appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with host Chuck Todd, who referenced the record-level numbers of migrants who had been apprehended by border officials after entering the country illegally this year.

Harris insisted that Congress needed to pass legislation that included a “pathway to citizenship” and said, “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.”

Reminded that at least two million migrants had reportedly crossed the border this year, Harris actually doubled down and offered up one of her typical blame-shifting word salads in reply: “We have a secure border in that that is a priority for any nation, including ours and our administration. But there are still a lot of problems that we are trying to fix given the deterioration that happened over the last four years.”

“The border is wide open”

The very next day, Texas’ Goliad County Sheriff Roy Boyd appeared on Fox News and first discussed the actions of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) to send busloads of migrants to so-called “sanctuary cities” — which have hypocritically complained about the sudden influx of new migrants — and said, “It was a great ploy by Governor Abbott to bring attention back to something that was kind of fading away from mainstream media. He’s put it back in their lap and I applaud him for what he’s done.”

As for the claim by Harris that the border was “secure,” Boyd dismissed that as a “political ploy” and contradicted the vice president by pointing out that “the border is wide open.”

“In Texas, the Border Patrol is encountering over 100,000 illegal aliens on Texas. 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,” he added, revealing that the reported numbers of encounters and apprehensions were actually significantly smaller than the numbers of individuals who were actually entering the country illegally.

“Never seen something like this”

Later that same day, Texas’ Maverick County Sheriff Tom Schmerber spoke with Fox News host Neil Cavuto, according to BizPacReview, and also exposed the falsity of what VP Harris had said about the supposedly “secure” southern border while also predicting that, if left unchecked, northern states would soon feel the impact of the record number of migrants who have flooded into the country without authorization.

“I haven’t seen anything that would stop this immigration problem coming through to the USA. I worked with the Border Patrol, I retired from Border Patrol, and I have never seen something like this,” Schmerber said.

“Once in a while we would see —  with a change of administration — we’d have a little problem but we’d stop it right away. This is not happening right now.”

As for Gov. Abbott’s buses and where the flood of new migrants was ultimately headed, the sheriff added, “Two ways of thinking. Yes, he’s doing that so that people up north will see the problem that we have over here. I mean, that’s — I see like — the northern states, they’re comfortable. They don’t see these problems over here. I want to tell them that this is a wave. They want to keep going north. So they will see it eventually. This wave is going up there, north, and hopefully, it’s not too late for them to try to control some of it.”