On Tuesday’s broadcast of Fox News Radio’s “Brian Kilmeade Show,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) called for a total shut down of America’s immigration system until we figure out what in the heck is going on at our southern border.
Graham said, “There was a time that we basically shut down travel into the United States from China and other places. I think it’s now time to shut down the immigration system and have a timeout. What they’ve done by abolishing the remain in Mexico policy, people are released into the interior of the United States.
“Unaccompanied minors are not repatriated back to their home country. You no longer have to apply for asylum in your home country. You no longer have to wait in Mexico. We don’t deport people anymore.”
Graham introduced the Secure and Protect Act of 2021 last month to try to fix our system. Graham said at the time:
“The Biden Administration has lost control of the southern border. It’s time to regain control, and you have to deal with the dynamic that led to the border being overrun. This is not a seasonal event. Trump’s got nothing to do with this. This is not Trump’s fault…this is policy choices that were ill-conceived that have blown up in the Biden Administration’s face.
“Most asylum seekers are not coming because of fear, but because of economic distress. The asylum standard has been completely abused. It is being used by cartels and human traffickers, and they’re telling these poor folks all over Central America, ‘once you get to America, claim asylum.