Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville had harsh words for President Joe Biden’s policy at the border, saying the equivalent of the September 11 attacks could happen ‘every few weeks’ if it continues.
Now, Tuberville is turning his ire toward the disaster at the border, saying in an interview that Americans could face mass tragedies over Biden’s ineffectual policy.
‘The Biden administration … is going to get us in so much trouble,’ Tuberville said.’ ‘We’re going to have a 9/11 attack every few weeks if we don’t watch it.’
‘It is out of control, but this group could care less. I was an educator, and I’m up here, watching what’s going on — I’m thinking … who cares? Who cares about the American people? Who cares about the taxpayers of this country?’
Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville had harsh words for President Joe Biden’s policy at the border, saying the equivalent of the September 11 attacks could happen ‘every few weeks’ if it continues
He told Newsmax that the issue is bipartisan, adding: ‘I can’t find anybody on both sides of the aisle.’
It comes as Republicans continue to hammer Biden on the border and word is coming in that Americans have to pay the price for it.
Taxpayers have to front nearly half a trillion dollars each year because the Biden administration is not stopping migrants at the southern border, Republicans said in a report on Monday.
The cost of providing education, healthcare, law enforcement and other expenditure resulting from millions of extra migrants adds up to as much as $451 billion a year, says the House study.
The 49-page report comes as House Republicans push to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for allegedly failing to constrain the record numbers of migrants arriving at the US-Mexico border.
‘Every day, millions of American taxpayer dollars are spent on costs directly associated with illegal immigration and the unprecedented crisis at the Southwest border sparked by … Mayorkas’ policies,’ says the report.
‘Mass illegal immigration, accelerated by Mayorkas’ open-borders policies, now represents a massive cost to the federal government and state governments alike, as well as the pocketbooks of private citizens and businesses.’
President Joe Biden‘s administration has grappled with record numbers of migrants trying to cross the US-Mexico border illegally, a trend fueled by ever more people fleeing political chaos in Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.
Tuberville is turning his ire toward the disaster at the border, saying in an interview that Americans could face mass tragedies over Biden’s ineffectual policy
Migrants hold a protest en route to the US, where Republicans say they are a costly drain on resources
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas faces impeachment over the border crisis
Since Biden took office in 2021, US border agents have made more than 5 million arrests of migrants making irregular crossings — that is, not through a controlled border station — over the U.S.-Mexico border.
Many claim asylum at the border and travel north looking for work in such sanctuary cities as New York City, Washington, DC, and Chicago, which are reeling from spending hundreds of millions of dollars on the new arrivals.
Amid chaotic scenes of packed buses arriving from the border and migrants sleeping outside refuge centers, New York City Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat, said earlier this fall that the influx ‘will destroy’ the city.
The document, authorized by Mark Green, the Republican Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, brings together reports from these cities with estimates of the migration costs from think tanks and other public sources.
It includes the cost estimate of $451 billion from the Center for Immigration Studies, a right-wing think tank that favors sharply cutting people flows to the US, that was calculated by researcher Andrew Arthur in May.
Hundreds of migrants advance in a caravan in southern Mexico, many headed for the US
The cost of Medicaid for non-legal immigrants alone has surged this past decade
It also includes another estimate, released in March by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), another research group, that taxpayers shell out at least $151 billion each year to cover the cost of illegal immigration.
According to FAIR, US federal and state governments spend $182 billion annually to provide services and benefits to non-legal aliens and their dependents.
That figure is only partially offset by the $31 billion in taxes that are collected by the estimated 15.5 million non-legal aliens living in the US, according to the group’s president Dan Stein.
Some 3.8 million migrants have entered the country since Biden took office in 2021, says FAIR. Nearly half of them slipped into the country illegally and were never caught, it is claimed.
The House will vote on Monday whether to advance or block a Republican charge to impeach Mayorkas for allegedly failing in his duty to secure the US-Mexico border.
Mark Green, the Republican Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says US taxpayers are the real victims of unchecked migration
The surge in illegal migration means federal departments and border states have to spend much more on security
The articles of impeachment, introduced by Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene on Thursday, contend that Mayorkas, violated his oath of office by failing to lock down the frontier.
The impeachment comes after months of threats from Republicans, who slam the Biden administration for rolling back harsh curbs on migrants and asylum seekers introduced under former president Donald Trump, a Republican.
The Republican-controlled House appears likely to impeach Mayorkas, but he will almost definitely be found innocent after a trial in the Senate, where Democrats have a slim majority.
The department has previously bashed Republicans for ‘their reckless impeachment charades and attacks on law enforcement’ when they should be helping to reform the immigration system.
Both Biden and Trump are seeking another term in office in 2024, with Trump the leading candidate for the Republican nomination.
Should he win, Trump is reportedly planning a widespread expansion of his first administration’s hard-line immigration policies, including rounding up undocumented immigrants into detention camps and deporting them.