Host Trey Gowdy invited McCaul to discuss the federal court ruling to “enforce and implement” the Migrant Protection Protocols otherwise known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy. This policy required that migrants were sent back to Mexico to be heard in immigration proceedings. They could not be released in the United States.
Despite ongoing border issues, the Biden administration tried several times to repeal the policy. McCaul, who heads Foreign Affairs Committee, stated that the border crisis is a “self inflicted wound”. “
“It is out of control. McCaul stated that it was a self-inflicted injury. “On the first day, President Biden ended the Remain in Mexico policy and the asylum agreements, the Migrant Protection Protocols. This was working. “
” This caravan is a collection of tens of thousands of people who are threatening the border patrol and threatening to go to war. I have lived in this area all my life. And I was a federal prosecution, as you know, chairing Homeland Security, and this is the worst that I have ever seen. McCaul said, “It is going to get worse Trey, not better before it ends.”
McCaul also lamented that President Joe Biden likely did not realize the full consequences on rolling back previous migrant policies and simply dismantled laws “because it had [Donald] Trump’s name on it. “
” I believe it’s been the plan since the beginning. You can see that the traffickers began to realize the law was going to change when you go back to the campaign. They began moving the children up to the border. It became a problem, a self-fulfilling prophecy. McCaul stated that they didn’t realize the consequences of rescinding it on day one, just as Trump’s name was on it.
However, McCaul also noted that many Hispanic citizens around the border do not agree with these Democrat policies and instead call for “law and order.” This is not in line with the American people back at home. They want law and order. It’s also interesting to note that I found in my border county, the Hispanic population, that they want security. They want law and order. They hold conservative values. They have conservative values.
On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it is ready to re-instate the Remain in Mexico policy by mid-November. This came despite the Biden administration’s continued efforts to roll back the protocols.