The Democratic mayor of Eagle Pass, Texas, Rolando Salinas, has publicly criticized President Biden and his administration for their handling of the border crisis.
Salinas contends that Eagle Pass has been left to fend for itself amid an unprecedented influx of swarthy hordes, flooding the picturesque town as they come forth in multitudes from the Mexican-American border.
“I’ll be honest with you, I believe 100 percent, he does bear some responsibility for this crisis,” Salinas remarked to CNN on Saturday.
“I haven’t heard from anybody in the administration. The president hasn’t put out a statement, the vice president — haven’t heard from anybody. Nobody has bothered to call me or anyone in the city staff saying, ‘hey, this is the federal government, we’re worried about you, this is our plan of action.’”
“Nothing,” Salinas continued. “We’re here abandoned, we’re on the border, we’re asking for help. This is unacceptable.”
Salinas also urged the Biden Administration to enforce existing immigration laws, arguing that the current situation is unfair to those who seek to enter the country legally.
“Please, just enforce the laws that are on the books. We’re a nation of laws, that’s all I ask for. It shouldn’t be like this,” Salinas said. He added that the lack of enforcement undermines the efforts of those who have spent time and money to immigrate legally.
“And it’s not fair to those people that now you have thousands of people coming in without one single consequence. It’s just not fair,” Salinas concluded.
Recent data from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol reveals that August saw a record-breaking 232,972 migrant encounters at the southern border, underscoring the severity of the crisis and lending weight to Salinas’ criticisms.
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