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FIRST ON FOX: A border state sheriff criticizes the Biden administration for its immigration policies, accusing the government of being complicit in human trafficking and sexual abuse of migrants as the crisis at the border between Mexico and the United States United States intensifies.
Former Jackson County, Texas Sheriff AJ Louderback told Fox News Digital in an interview that Biden caused “chaos” at the border because of the administration’s “zero enforcement policy” and of the expected return of title 42.
The Biden administration announced plans to end Title 42 on May 23, a public health order used since March 2020 to quickly deport a majority of migrants at the border due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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“Law enforcement in all of the border states are very concerned about the loss of Title 42 and what it really means on top of the chaos the Biden administration has caused since January 2021. When you remove Title 42, you multiplied all the problems that you created in the first place. And so law enforcement is very concerned about the 42 title issue,” Louderback told Fox News Digital.
The Texas sheriff, who is the current chairman of the Texas Regional Sheriff’s Alliance and the National Association of Sheriffs’ Border Security Committee, said it was “awful” that the Biden administration was “party to” the abuse and smuggling of migrants at the border, noting that Mexican cartels are being strengthened and profiting from the smuggling of increasing numbers of migrants.
“It’s the worst policy we’ve ever had to endure here as American citizens. And I mean, we’ll pay the price. I think there’s no doubt about that,” said Louderback to Fox News Digital, noting that Congress has laws on federal immigration procedures that are not being followed.
“It’s horrible that our own government is human trafficking in the United States and involved in sexual abuse. The part of human trafficking in this [is] particularly awful. It’s something that the US government is actually involved in, and part of. We have never done this before. This administration and the anarchy they represent is hard to believe, and yet it’s been happening here, and it’s been going on for over a year in the United States.”
As a result, the Biden administration’s policies will only serve to “accelerate and further entrench the cartels,” he continued, also noting that another caravan of migrants from Guatemala is underway and plans to depart. reach the border by May 23, when Title 42 ends.
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Louderback also commented on the three buses full of migrants that were transported to Washington, DC, this week under the direction of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, saying the governor is on the right track.
“I think we’re overrun and I think our governor is on the right track here,” Louderback said of the buses.
However, the sheriff continued to say that it would be more beneficial if the federal government also intervened and deported these people to Mexico.
“By taking them to DC, I want the government to go ahead and deport them to Mexico. Both of these would be great steps to support the citizens of Texas and try to stop this madness that is happening.”
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White House press secretary Jen Psaki told Fox News’ Jacqui Heinrich on Wednesday that all of the migrants being bussed to DC are in the immigration process, and it’s “good” that Texas is helping them. to get to their final destination.
“These are all migrants who have been processed by CBP and are free to travel, so it is good that the State of Texas is helping them get to their final destination while they wait and after their procedure immigration. And they’re all in immigration proceedings.”
Louderback, who was unsuccessful in his recent run for Congress, concluded by saying that the “catastrophe we are all witnessing, feeling and embracing right now” was completely “avoidable.”
He listed the measures taken by the Trump administration that he considered effective, including the imposition of economic tariffs on the Mexican government to implement the “Remain in Mexico” program, which was put in place in 2019 to end the “capture and release” whereby migrants were released into the interior as their asylum claims were processed.
The tariffs may be “what it takes to stop some of the caravans and get Mexico’s attention with their cartel and caravan policies and the other issues that come with policies like this,” Louderback said.
“Unstable borders with open border policies are destructive in many ways.”
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