White House Deputy Press Secretary Olivia Dalton claimed on MSNBC that Joe Biden has met his pledge to deal with illegal immigration.
This statement comes after we saw thousands of Venezuelans illegally marching across the border this week to take up shop under the bridge at Eagle Pass, Tx.
Here’s more via Breitbart:
Host Jonathan Lemire then asked, “So, let’s talk about the Venezuelans, this move to offer temporary legal status, some have suggested or expressed a concern that that might just provide incentive for more to cross the border. What’s the response to them?”
Dalton responded, “Well, this President has been very, very clear. We put in policies earlier this year to ensure that we are sending a very clear message that if you do not come to this country lawfully, you will be removed. We’ve stepped up enforcement on the border to do just that. We, right now, have doubled ICE international flights and removals over last year’s levels. And so, our message remains very clear: If you don’t enter the country lawfully, we will take action, and the President has met that with increased enforcement.”
What is this, Bizarro World? If you listen to Dalon, you’d think there is no illegal immigration issues at the border right now. They just keep lying like crazy about the border and the media keeps giving them a pass.
Meanwhile, so many illegals are crossing the border that Biden is now setting new records:
Migrant encounters at the southern border soared past the 200,000 mark once again in August hitting a new high for the calendar year and marking the highest August on record — the latest sign that the raging crisis at the southern border is escalating despite a brief lull in the early summer.
There were 232,972 migrant encounters at the southern border in August, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced on Friday afternoon. That is an increase from the 204,087 encounters in August 2022, and an increase from the 183,494 encountered in July and the 144,570 encountered in June.
It is the highest number of monthly encounters seen this year, although it is not the highest number seen this fiscal year — with both November and December 2022 seeing higher numbers. Of those encounters in August, which is the highest August on record, 181,059 were encountered by Border Patrol illegally between ports of entry.
Yep. Sounds like illegals are definitely listening to Biden. Send them all to sanctuary cities.