In the midst of what he termed an immigration “crisis,” Robert F. Kennedy Jr. attacked President Joe Biden for his open borders policy.
In an interview with John Catsimatidis on WABC 7 The Cats Roundtable this week, the Democratic presidential contender expressed his opinion on Biden’s immigration stance.
Kennedy remarked, “We should increase immigration and close our borders. Saying that we need to have an orderly immigration strategy and seal our borders is neither racist nor inappropriate. I would encourage orderly, sensible, legal immigration to our nation while simultaneously ensuring the security of our borders.
In his remarks, Kennedy said that “these open-door policies” had harmed children and caused a “humanitarian crisis” on the Southern Border.
Kennedy said, “We face a crisis, therefore we must close our border.”
According to Breitbart News, as the Biden administration’s Title 42 is about to expire, foreign migrants are pouring into the United States, filling up housing shelters in key cities.
“Chicago has a history of welcoming immigrants. But recently, there has been a tenfold rise, straining resources. In police stations and airports, migrants who are waiting for beds inside city-run shelters have camped out among their luggage on the floors. For food, medication, and clothes, they are dependent on donations,” according to ABC News.
Last year, Republicans from border states such as Texas started busing migrants to large cities that include Chicago as well as New York, believing that the rest of the country must share the burden of providing housing.
The issue would probably worsen as a result of the policy Title 42’s expiry, which “allowed the removal of migrants under public-health grounds.” In preparation for the surge, the Biden administration is reportedly planning to deploy 1,500 soldiers to the border. The Wall Street Journal claims:
“In March, U.S. Customs and Border Protection encountered migrants at the southern border on average more than 6,000 times each day. In testimony given last week to a House panel, Acting Commissioner Troy Miller said that the agency anticipates a ‘surge of migrants’ beginning May 11 and that daily contacts might approach 10,000. El Paso declared a state of emergency, and the White House gave its approval to deploy 1,500 soldiers to the border.”
According to Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the United States’ policies toward Central and South America are to blame for the border issues.
“With the exception of Costa Rica, a relatively peaceful country in comparison to its neighbors he said that the US has been engaged in conflicts in almost every country in Central America.”