NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! It would require bipartisan effort to fix the “broken” immigration system at the border, the mayor of a Texas border town told Fox News.
Rio Grande City Mayor Joel Villarreal said, “You cannot have one state or a few localities bear the weight of this immigration.” “We need to come up with a national plan,”
He continued, “And by the way, border communities support guarding the border.
According to Department of Homeland Security sources, there have been a record two million migrant interactions at the southern border of the United States since October 2021, and over half a million known “gotaways” migrants have been observed but not captured by law enforcement. At this point in the preceding fiscal year, there were 1.3 million encounters .
As the border crisis continues, the US Southern Border had nearly 200,000 migrant encounters in July.
Villarreal told Fox News, “So, sure, we’re going to have the largest amount of apprehensions here on the U.S.-Mexico border.”
Villareal believes that with the cooperation of party leaders, border security could be increased without impeding lawful immigration. He gave the Democratic President Biden and the Republican Governor Greg Abbott as an illustration of how they may work together to find solutions to stop the influx of immigration.
Villareal advised the president to call the governor and have a talk with him, according to Fox News. The two sides will “continue to have this split regarding immigration and border security” if they don’t work together.
Rep. Turner claims that Mayor Kasich lying about the border poses a serious threat to national security.
Villareal also questioned Biden’s catch-and-release strategy, which permits recently detained illegal immigrants to be released in the United States. It’s “not advantageous to our country,” the mayor declared.
Florida filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration last September over its catch-and-release policy, claiming that it violates the “quasi-sovereign interests” of the state. Biden’s rules are “nothing more than a speedbump” for undocumented immigrants at the southern border, according to a federal judge who granted the case’s motion to proceed in May.
In July, Fentanyl seizures at the southern border increased by over 200%.
The two issues of immigration and border security are separate, but they are not mutually exclusive, according to Villareal, who spoke to Fox News. We must manage immigration in a way that is advantageous to America.
Since October 1, 2021, there have been more than 30,000 known gotaways as well as over 200,000 interactions in the Rio Grande area of the southern border, according to Customs and Border Protection sources .