Democrat Rep- Border Situation Is Disgraceful

Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) has joined a long list of Democrats who are turning against President Joe Biden over his failures to secure the border.

Gonzalez, while speaking on Thursday’s broadcast of NPR’s “Morning Edition,” blasted the president’s border policy before adding that the current border situation is disgraceful.

“We have extremes on both sides. We have folks who think it should be really easy to come to our southern border and ask for asylum and get into the country, and then you have folks who feel the way I do, that think that we should be much stricter on our southern border,” Gonzalez said. “But clearly, what’s happening now is disgraceful. And to have a policy that invites hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people to come into our southern border, I don’t care how you look at it, it’s just wrong. And I know it upsets people in my party when I say some of these things. Listen, my heart breaks when I see these people. I know they’re coming from the poorest, most difficult corners of the world. But our asylum laws have been in place for many, many, many years, yet, we’ve never had the issues that we’ve had the last six or seven years, ever in our history. I’ve been on the border all my life. I’ve never seen this mass migration coming across our border and being processed and released, ever.”

Gonzalez, who said he would give Biden a C- grade for his handling of the border, maintained that border laws need to be enforced.

“We need to raise the credible fear standard at the border and we need to have expedited hearings and we need to have expedited removals and we need to enforce American immigration laws in a humane way,” Gonzalez said. We’re not going to rip children out of mothers’ arms and separate families like what happened under the Trump administration. But we do need to enforce American immigration laws at the border.”