The surge at the nation’s border was created by design by the Biden administration to bring in an “open borders agenda,” former acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Tom Homan said Wednesday, adding that the current situation is the “worst” he has seen in his career.
“They knew what they were doing,” Homan said on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends.” “This isn’t incompetence. This isn’t bad management. This is open borders. They designed an open borders agenda, and the men and women of the Border Patrol feel abandoned. They are no longer enforcing the law. They are facilitating illegal entry at the instruction of the administration.”
On Tuesday, Raul Ortiz, the deputy chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, told reporters he expects more than a million migrants will come to the U.S.-Mexico border this year. That would mirror the increase in border crossings in 2019, when almost 978,000 people were taken into custody.
In February alone, the Border Patrol arrested about 100,000 migrants, or the most in any month since 2019, and Ortiz said there are already some higher days when 6,000-plus migrants were apprehended.
But Homan said Wednesday the situation was “totally preventable,” as the Biden administration was briefed by ICE and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and told if they ended the programs put in place by the Trump administration, there would be a “surge like you have never seen before.”
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