(Slay News) – A South Texas sheriff has debunked claims from Democrat Vice President Kamala Harris that the border is “secure,” reporting that it is, in fact, “wide open.”
During an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Goliad County Sheriff Roy Boyd said he supports Republican Governor Greg Abbott’s decision to bus migrants north to help alleviate the strain on small Texas towns.
Boyd also took issue with “border czar” Harris’s recent statement about the illegal immigration situation.
Speaking about Gov. Abbott busing migrants to so-called “sanctuary cities” such as Chicago, New York City, and Washington D.C., the sheriff said:
“It was a great ploy by Governor Abbott to bring attention back to something that was kind of fading away from mainstream media.
“He’s put it back in their lap and I applaud him for what he’s done.”
Boyd then debunked Harris’s claim that the border is “secure:”
“The border is wide open.
“In Texas, the Border Patrol is encountering over 100,000 illegal aliens on Texas.
“So every month, Border Patrol agents tell me that on a good day, they encounter between eight and 15% of the number of people that actually come across.”
During an appearance on Meet the Press, Harris claimed the border was secure.
She also tried to blame Trump for the mounting border crisis.
Host Chuck Todd said: “Final topic here.
“We’re here in Texas, I want to ask you about the border.
“Would you call the border secure?”
Kamala said: “I think that there is no question that we have to do what the president and I asked Congress to do.
“The first request we made, pass a bill to create a pathway to citizenship.
“The border is secure, but we also have a broken immigration system, in particular over the last four years before we came in, and it needs to be fixed.”
Todd wasn’t buying it and said:
“We’re gonna have 2 million people cross this border for the first time ever.
“You’re confident this border is secure?”
Kamala offered a nonsensical word salad first before doubling down on the Trump blame game:
“We have a secure border in that that is a priority for any nation, including ours and our administration.
“But there are still a lot of problems that we are trying to fix.
“Given the deterioration that happened over the last four years.
“We also have to put in place a law and a plan for a pathway for citizenship for the millions of people who are here and are prepared to do what is legally required to gain citizenship.
“We don’t have that in place because people are playing politics in a state like this and in Congress.
“By the way, you want to talk about bipartisanship, on an issue that at one time was a bipartisan issue.
“Both in terms of Republican senators and even presidents.”
"We’re gonna have 2 million people cross this border for the first time ever." Chuck Todd doesn't appear to buy VP Harris' claim that the border is secure. pic.twitter.com/7K6Txsxc0Z
— Virginia Kruta (@VAKruta) September 11, 2022