Rep. Michael Cloud said on Newsmax Friday that the situation at the nation’s border with Mexico has keep deteriorating because cartels bringing immigrants in through Mexico know the Biden administration “doesn’t have the will” to mitigate what’s going on, and may not even want to stop the flow of people entering the United States.
“The Biden administration wants open borders, but they know the American people do not want [them] and they won’t buy into it,” the Texas Republican said on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America.” “The idea is to completely overwhelm our border apparatus.”
His comments come as the administration is taking steps to restart the Trump-era “stay in Mexico” plan. Under that plan, asylum seekers are to wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings. President Joe Biden stopped the program, but a federal court said the termination was not justified.