Former U.S. Border Patrol chief Rodney Scott sounded the alarm over the Biden administration’s open border policies, claiming about 400,000 migrants from 150 countries escaped into the U.S. over the last year.
Scott explained that the massive concentration of 15,000 Haitian migrants invading Del Rio, Texas in September baited the border patrol into abandoning large swaths of the border for the cartels to exploit.
“It’s basically, just think like football. Basically, they fake a play over here and the real plays go into the left,” Scott told Fox News anchor Bret Baier.
“So when we get distracted with 15,000 to 20,000 Haitians under a bridge that resulted in several hundred miles of border having no Border Patrol agents on at all. That’s where the cartels push the narcotics through, the criminal aliens, people that will not give up.”
Former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott says "over 400,000 documented 'gotaways'" have illegally entered the U.S. in 2021.
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“We have over 400,000 documented gotaways, people or incidents where people crossed the border and got away this last year and hundreds of miles of border, where we have no idea what took place. That’s what mass migration creates.”
Scott explained how immigration policy has dramatically shifted once Biden was installed into the White House.
“The real thing that’s changed is the focus on border security in general, and acknowledging that border security is critical to homeland security, and actually trying to control the border,” Scott said.
“The messaging has changed,” he continued. “I personally participated in some of the transition meetings, my staff participated in all of the transition meetings, we made it very clear that if we dropped all the initiatives that had been put in place over the last several years, that we would get an influx of mass migration that we would not be able to control.”
“The current secretary, Mayorkas, he work is he was part of DHS before, he ran CIS. He clearly understands and knows how to control the border and what needs to take place,” he added, noting Biden’s DHS is “choosing not to take simple common-sense steps to secure the border.”
This comes after 26 GOP governors sent a letter to Biden last month requesting a meeting to end the worsening border crisis, “including a nearly 500% surge in border apprehensions and the seizure of more fentanyl this year than the last three years combined.”
“Since then, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has inaccurately accused Republicans of not offering solutions and made excuses for the President, who has spent his life in politics and appears to have never visited the border. Not having the time is no excuse, the President has repeatedly had ‘his schedule cleared.’”
Watch the full interview:
Owen exposes the hypocrisy of the Democrats as they make the border crisis worse and continue to push for open borders.