Many Democrats continue to cry foul after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sent 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard last week. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has also been sending migrants on buses to cities including New York City, Washington D.C. and Chicago.
While Democrats argue Republicans are using illegal immigrants as “political pawns,” Republicans say this brings attention to the current crisis at the border.
Monday, GOP Fifth Congressional District nominee Dale Strong discussed the illegal immigrant issue on WVNN’s “The Yaffee Program.”
“Well I think the biggest thing is take 50 busloads to Delaware and maybe that’ll open the president’s eyes,” Strong said. “You start looking at the costs, and a lot of people in these other states are all for it if it’s in the southern states, if Texas and Arizona and everywhere else is taking care of it. I think they’re going to find out how costly this is.
“The southern border is wide open, everybody sees that, but maybe this will open some of these other people’s eyes when you start taking 50 or 60 busloads of them there.”
The Madison County commission chairman believes this is just more evidence that the border is not secure.
“We’ve got to secure the southern border,” he argued. “There is a process to become a U.S. citizen. If they don’t go by the process, they should be returned to where they came from … You’ve got people that are flying from Haiti to Mexico to come across the border illegally. This is got to stop also.”
Strong explained how this crisis is damaging many communities in this country.
“The big thing that we’ve got to do is we’ve got to stop these illegals from coming across the border,” he said. “It’s taxing our health care, it’s taxing education, and it’s just a never-ending cost to the American taxpayer … you start looking at the heroin and fentanyl that’s coming across the southern border, it’s affecting every family. It’s affecting every family and they’ve turned a blind eye to it.”
The congressional candidate thinks the Biden administration has shown itself incapable of solving the problem.
“That’s from a lack of ability to lead,” he said, “and I think that’s hopefully what we’re fixing to see in less than 60 days. You’re fixing to elect a Republican Congress that fixing to start asking questions that the Democrats have failed to ask … blaming Trump is absolutely ridiculous. This problem was started by the Biden administration.”
Strong also believes that the current Democrats in Congress have no real intention of solving the issue.
“[T]hey have no ability to bring any productive legislation forward,” he said. “What they’re trying to do is to bring some more voters in here that feel that hey the Democrats were opening and wanting to allow them to come in to our country. The thing is there’s nothing legal whatsoever about it. Our border patrol’s got both hands tied behind their back and they’re not able to do the job.
“Help is on the way to those conservatives in D.C., and, this is the thing, it’s time to start asking the questions.”