Graham: ’60 Different Nations Are Sending People Here Illegally’

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( – Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) accompanied Vice President Mike Pence to Border Patrol detention facilities in Texas on Friday, and like Pence, Graham said he saw what he expected to see:

“I saw a system completely overwhelmed for no good reason,” Graham told “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo:

Our laws are set up such that if you can bring a small child to America coming from Central America, we can only hold a child for 20 days. Then we let the entire family go because we don’t want to separate families. We can’t process a case in 20 days.

What did I see? Fifty-two thousand people have been released into the interior of the United States from this one Border Patrol area alone. What did I see? A system about to break. I saw brave men and women who are doing an incredible job under difficult circumstances.

And I’m going to introduce a resolution next week praising them, the men and women of the Border Patrol and their allies. I saw 900 illegal immigrants that were captured for coming into our country illegally housed in detention facilities that was meant for 385. So they had to put a tent in the back.

What I saw is a bunch of people who have been here before, broke the law before, and we’re not going to let them go. I don’t care if they have to stay in these facilities for 400 days. We’re not going to let those men go that I saw. It would be dangerous.

And also I saw that 60 different nations are sending people here illegal. We caught people from Iran, Syria, every place in the world. They’re coming through our border.


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