Days after Kamala Harris declared the southern border is secure, illegal immigrants who were dropped off Thursday morning at her vice presidential residence at the Naval Observatory insisted otherwise.
Fox News reporter Griff Jenkins asked one of the migrants: “Vice President Harris said that the border is closed. Is the border closed, or do you believe that it’s open.”
“It’s open, not closed,” the migrant said. “The border is open.”
The man was among more than 100 people from Venezuela, Uruguay, Colombia and Mexico who were sent to the “sanctuary city” of Washington, D.C., by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott from Del Rio, Texas.
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On Sunday, Harris, who has been designated by President Biden as his border czar, told Chuck Todd of NBC’s “Meet the Press”: “We have a secure border in that that is a priority for any nation, including ours and our administration.”
In Jenkins’ interview Thursday with a migrant at the Naval Observatory, he asked if all of the migrants believe that the border is open.
“Everybody believes that the border is open,” the migrant replied. “It’s open, because we enter. We come in, free, no problem.”
The Fox reporter clarified: “It’s open for you to come illegally, right?
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“Illegally, yes, illegally,” the migrant said. “That’s true.”
Jenkins asked, “You came illegally?”
“Yeah, we came illegally. Not legal.”
See the illegal immigrant’s remarks:
Reporter: “Harris said that the border is closed. Is the border closed?”
Illegal Immigrant: “The border is open…everybody believes that the border is open. It’s open because we enter. We come in, free, no problem…We came illegally.” pic.twitter.com/Ymk2blTcXt
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 15, 2022
Harris had no comment when asked Thursday after an event at the White House about the migrants dropped off at the Naval Observatory:
Q: Any comment on the illegal immigrants dropped off at your residence?
Kamala Harris: *ignores* pic.twitter.com/4RgsG6PQ8F
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 15, 2022
The buses arrived in Washington, D.C., hours after Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis fulfilled a similar promise to drop off illegal immigrants in progressive states. Florida sent two planes full of migrants Wednesday to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
Abbott – arguing Texas border towns have been overwhelmed with the record influx of illegal immigrants after Biden canceled Trump administration policies – wants officials in the nation’s capital and New York City to face the realities of the border crisis.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, accusing the governors of heartlessly abandoning children, claimed Thursday the migrants were simply being left on the streets of Washington.
See her remarks:
Jean-Pierre: “The children that Governor DeSantis abandoned…deserve better than being left on the streets of D.C. or Martha’s Vineyard.”pic.twitter.com/A5bOHy7QiJ
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) September 15, 2022
However, Fox News reported a representative from a non-profit called Sanctuary DMV arrived at the Naval Observatory and told the migrants they would be taken to a local church.
“We’ve already set up a church and a location — a safe location for them to tell us where they need to go next, where they have relatives,” said Carla Bustillos of Sanctuary DMV.
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Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser has declared a public emergency, allowing the city to fund temporary accommodations.
Brianne Nadeau, a member of the D.C. council, told reporters “the governors of Texas and Arizona have created this crisis.”
“And, the federal government has not stepped up to assist the District of Columbia,” she said. “So we, along with our regional partners, we’ll do what we’ve always done. We’ll rise to the occasion.”
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio tweeted Thursday: “It’s strange how proponents of ‘sanctuary cities’ get so mad when border governors send illegal immigrants to ‘sanctuary cities.’
During the daily briefing at the White House, Jean-Pierre was asked if the White House stands by Harris’ statement that the border is secure.
“What we stand by is that we are doing everything that we can to make sure that, that, we follow the process that’s been put forth,” she replied. “That’s why we have, uh, historic funding to do just that, to make sure that, um, uh, you know, uh, um, uh, to make sure that, um, uh, to make sure that the folks we encounter at the border be removed, or expelled.”
See her remarks:
REPORTER: “Does the White House stand by those comments that the border is secure?”
KJP: uhhhhhhh pic.twitter.com/uDAducIxKd
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) September 15, 2022
See illegal immigrants arrive at the Naval Observatory:
Outside the naval observatory where Texas just dropped off two bus loads of migrants outside the VP’s residence. pic.twitter.com/vmUmduFZrT
— Ryan King (@thatkingthing) September 15, 2022
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