Host Trey Gowdy invited McCaul to debate the federal courtroom ruling to “implement and implement” the Migrant Safety Protocols in any other case referred to as the “Stay in Mexico” coverage. This coverage required sending migrants again to Mexico as their immigration proceedings had been heard versus releasing them in the US.
The Biden administration has tried numerous instances to rescind the coverage regardless of ongoing points on the border. McCaul, who heads the Overseas Affairs Committee, mentioned that is why the border disaster is a “self-inflicted wound.”
“It’s uncontrolled. It’s a self-inflicted wound,” McCaul mentioned. “On day one, President Biden rescinded the Stay in Mexico coverage, the asylum agreements, the Migrant Safety Protocols, which was working.”
“You have a look at this caravan, you’re speaking about tens of hundreds of individuals developing, individuals with out borders threatening the border patrol that they’re going to go to conflict with them. I’ve lived on this state all my life. And I used to be a federal prosecutor, chairing Homeland Safety as you understand, and that is the worst I’ve seen it. It will worsen, Trey, not higher, earlier than it ends,” McCaul continued.
McCaul additionally lamented that President Joe Biden doubtless didn’t understand the total penalties on rolling again earlier migrant insurance policies and easily dismantled legal guidelines “as a result of it had [Donald] Trump’s title on it.”
“I believe it’s been the plan all alongside. Going again to the marketing campaign, that’s whenever you began seeing the traffickers realizing the regulation goes to alter. And that’s once they began shifting these youngsters up by way of the border. And it turned an actual drawback, a self-fulfilling prophecy. I don’t assume they realized rescinding this on day one, simply because it had Trump’s title on it, what the implications had been actually going to be,” McCaul mentioned.
Nonetheless, McCaul additionally famous that many Hispanic residents across the border don’t agree with these Democrat insurance policies and as a substitute name for “regulation and order.”
“This isn’t resonating with the American individuals again house. They need regulation and order. What’s attention-grabbing is also I discover within the border, the border counties in my state, the Hispanic inhabitants, they need safety. They need regulation and order. They’ve conservative values. And so they’re beginning to take a tough have a look at the Republican celebration proper now, as a result of they don’t like what they’re seeing with Kamala Harris and the socialist motion,” McCaul mentioned.
On Friday, the Division of Homeland Safety announced that it is able to re-instate the Stay in Mexico coverage by mid-November. This got here regardless of the Biden administration’s continued efforts to roll again the protocols.