It is “deeply insulting” to describe the Trump administration’s border and immigration policies as inhuman, former White House senior adviser Stephen Miller told the Special Report on Monday.
“We have ended the process of human trafficking and smuggling that destroys lives, leads to sexual assault, leads to physical assault and funds cartels, creating the cycle of violence and poverty Miller told host Bret Baier. “If the cartels had a vote, they would vote unanimously for the border policies in place under Biden.
“It makes them rich beyond their wildest dreams,” Miller added. “It is inhumane to push men, women and children into the arms of traffickers, and it is also inhumane to have a policy that means more drugs are crossing our border because our border officials are facing the crisis. humanitarian. These drugs will stop. in American schools and American communities, poisoning American children. “
The number of arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has fallen by 65% since the departure of former President Donald Trump in January.
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“In 2019, after three years of court battles, we finally managed to put in place the tools we need to immediately repatriate, return or deport illegal immigrants to their own country or to a third country,” Miller said. “These tools were fully in place at the start of 2020, and the border crisis has been resolved and ended in a permanent and lasting manner … [Trump’s] Return to Mexico [policy] and our safe third party [country] agreements and Title 42 for minors, we had a permanent, complete, lasting and unbeatable solution to the border crisis. You just had to leave it in place. The cancellation of these tools created the nightmare we see today. “
Miller also discussed President Biden’s infrastructure plan, telling Baier that the concept of “out of the box” infrastructure projects is an impossibility due to regulatory procedures.
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“If you accept a federal dollar, just one, for your project, that’s 99 federal rules and requirements that you have to comply with. That’s why it takes five to seven years to get a permit,” he said. “So you can’t be prepared to be dumped in unless you get rid of the extreme fragmentation of the approval process and have one department, the Department of Transportation, making one decision probably in three to six months – yes or no – and then demand that the state and the people be just as quick to accept the federal dollar. “
However, Miller added, “Without structural reform of the way America does infrastructure, to make it more like Canada or more like Australia, it will be money wasted. It’s not going to go into the ground, and a lot of that money will be spent on legal compliance and consultants and not on actual construction. That’s what we’ve been seeing for decades in this country. is the problem that needs to be solved.
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