In a candid conversation with FOX News, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), a staunch advocate against illegal immigration, expressed his belief that Democrats are beginning to recognize the crisis created or worsened by the Biden administration.
Roy highlighted recent statements and actions by prominent municipal and state Democrats that contradict the Biden administration’s assertions that the Mexican border is secure and that the influx of migrants does not constitute a crisis.
Speaking on “Life, Liberty & Levin,” Roy shed light on the ongoing battle between Republicans and Democrats in their efforts to secure the border. Many on the right argue that the border situation was in far better condition during former President Donald Trump’s tenure.
“Thanks to the efforts of Governor Abbott, Governor DeSantis of Florida, and others, we have managed to draw attention to the problem by relocating some of the individuals to cities like New York City, Washington, D.C., and Martha’s Vineyard,” Roy explained.
In a conversation with “Life, Liberty & Levin,” he pointed out New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ warning that illegal migration threatens to “destroy” the city and Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey’s shift from endorsing “sanctuary” policies as attorney general to declaring a state of emergency in recent months.
“When you’ve got leaders in Los Angeles who are talking about this crisis, now people are starting to wake up to what we’ve been experiencing in Texas,” he stated.
Recently, Elon Musk, the owner of X (formerly Twitter), live-streamed a visit to the border at Eagle Pass, Texas, drawing further attention to the issue.
Roy also mentioned a tragic incident where dozens of migrants, being transported in a large truck, perished in the scorching San Antonio heat. This safety risk is in addition to allegations that Mexican cartels are involved in trafficking due to the porous border.
“This is the least Christian, the least faithful, the least compassionate way that a society could govern themselves in the false name of compassion, and we have got to stop it,” Roy asserted.
His message to fellow Republicans was clear: “Put up or shut up.”
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“I’ve had it… I am going to hold the line on this, and I’m delivering that message to Speaker McCarthy, to Leader McConnell. We’ve got to secure the border,” he declared.
Arguing that the time for a “Gang of 8”-type solution has passed, Roy championed the immigration reform measure introduced by Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) earlier this year.
Known as H.R. 2 or the Secure the Border Act, the bill has passed the House but is yet to see any action from the Senate.