Sen. Tom Cotton let the Biden administration have it with both barrels blazing as he accused them of trying to hide the effects of its “open border policy” by relocating illegal migrants around the nation in “the dead of night.”
The Republican senator from Arkansas blasted the administration after a report was published by the New York Post that revealed underage migrants were being flown from Texas to suburban New York as part of an effort to resettle them in that area of the country.
“The obvious reason why they’re flying these migrants across the country in the dead of night is because they don’t want to reveal the consequences of their open borders policy,” Cotton said during an interview on the Fox News Channel.
“Look, if they were proud of their policy, if they thought it was a political winner for them, they’d be having these flights in the middle of the daytime, they’d be coordinating it with the local TV station, they’d be celebrating what they view as a great accomplishment,” he continued.
“But they know that [President] Joe Biden’s open-border policy is a political disaster. So, they’re trying to hide the consequences of that policy in the dark night,” Cotton added.
Charter flights, emanating from a southern border overwhelmed by migrants, have been arriving in the New York area since at least August, the Post reported Monday.
Some of the passengers were seen meeting up with relatives or sponsors in New Jersey, or being dropped off at a residential facility on Long Island, the Post said.
Migrants also have been transported to other parts of the country, where, Cotton says, the results will lead to the straining of law enforcement, local hospitals, school systems, and housing.
“This is the moral catastrophe of Joe Biden’s immigration policy,” Cotton then stated during his appearance on Fox News Tuesday. “They act like it’s some great moral victory when in reality it’s creating incentives for very dangerous and immoral behavior.”
“All these migrants should not be in Texas, or Florida, or New York. They should be in Mexico because President Biden should have kept the Remain in Mexico policy in place to make sure people aren’t entering the country with bogus claims of asylum,” the senator said.
The Arkansas Republican then stated that Biden is just trying to appease progressives with this little relocation program he has going on, despite the fact many Americans are against the policy.
“It’s very hurtful for President Biden politically but it’s a catastrophe for our country,” the senator concluded.”We’re going to be close to 2 million migrants crossing our border very soon. Texas is a big [state] with a lot of great people but not even Texas can keep 2 million new residents there.”