Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is going after Joe Biden and his administration’s immigration policies, calling it a “national security problem.”
During an interview with Breitbart at a Williamson County Republican Party event, Pompeo slammed the Biden administration over their inaction.
Breitbart News asked, “In the last full fiscal year of the Obama administration, 80,000 refugees were allowed to enter into the United States, some from hotbeds of terrorism, like Syria, Sudan, and Yemen. Your last full fiscal year, it was down to something like 18,000, with no refugees from these hotbeds of terrorism. Now, under the Biden administration, this next fiscal year, 125,000 refugees will be allowed to enter the United States. There’s no indication the Biden administration will prevent refugees from these hotbeds of terrorism from entering the United States legally as refugees. Is that a national security problem?”
“Of course it’s a national security problem, in the same way that the transit of people across our borders who are coming here unlawfully is a national security problem,” Pompeo said.
“We were very clear. America’s always a generous place. We welcome those who have real problems and want to come to America and are under threat, under our asylum laws. We’re the most generous nation in the history of the world with respect to asylum, but we need to secure America and America’s borders, and we need to make sure we know who’s coming across, and the numbers that are coming across,” he continued.
“As we sit here today, the numbers that are coming across, both unlawfully and formally through our asylum and refugee programs, are staggering, and I am very concerned that they are not sufficiently vetted in a way that can protect the American people from the threats that they may pose,” Pompeo added.
The Joe Biden border crisis is literally getting worse by the day.
A new projection from the Center for Immigration Studies reveals that a record 210,000 illegal aliens were apprehended in July, marking the worst month in 21 years.
The CIS report stated:
For the sixth consecutive month since President Joe Biden took office and followed through on campaign promises to dismantle his predecessor’s deterrence-based policies, the number of illegal immigrants encountered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection broke records, reaching 210,000 in July, the Associated Press reported Monday. The outlet cited a court filing by David Shahoulian, assistant secretary for border and immigration policy at the Department of Homeland Security. Based on past trends, the vast majority of those encountered were likely illegal immigrants apprehended by the Border Patrol.
A new projection from Princeton Policy Advisors reveals that more than 1.8 million illegal immigrants are expected to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in 2021.
The group said it would mark the “worst ever” on record, which is another stunning reminder of how bad things have gotten under Joe Biden.
Earlier this month, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials announced that a whopping 188,829 illegal aliens crossed into America in June 2021, the most in any month for the past 21 years.
Since Biden took office, there have now been over 1 million crossings this year, according to data from CBP.