Several months ago, President Joe Biden tasked Vice President Kamala Harris with investigating the “root causes” of the illegal immigration surge from Central American countries.
According to Fox News, former Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Tom Homan said this week that Harris’ trip to Guatemala and Mexico were a waste of time because the “root cause” of the migration surge is Biden, thanks to his early actions in office in which he reversed essentially every immigration policy set in place by former President Donald Trump — policies that actually worked.
The former director made clear that had Biden refrained from nixing Trump-era policies that kept the migration surge to manageable numbers, America wouldn’t be facing the crisis that it currently does.
He went on to add that Biden’s administration was warned of the possibility of a surge by the very men and women who work the front lines at the border.
“The men and women of CBP and ICE told the transition team, if they end the Trump policy there will be a surge,” Homan told Fox News host Brian Kilmeade. “The president of Guatemala said Biden’s border policies will cause a surge. The president of Mexico has told them. They know what is causing the surge.
Homan said that the people fleeing the “Northern Triangle” countries very clearly see that the Biden administration is not deporting, while releasing thousands of illegal immigrants into the country, which Homan says is the motivating factor for many who take the chance on the long journey.
“She doesn’t have to go to Guatemala to tell people not to come. Their actions speak louder than words,” Homan said. “They see thousands of people being released in the United States. They see ICE is no longer doing law enforcement operations. Their actions speak louder than words.”
According to the New York Post, Homan isn’t the only one who’s convinced that Biden’s policies created the migration crisis, as Guatemala President Alejandro Giammattei also seems to think that the Biden administration’s policies sparked the issue.
“The message changed too: ‘We’re going to reunite families, we’re going to reunite children,'” Giammattei said, referring to when Biden entered the White House. “The very next day, the coyotes were here organizing groups of children to take them to the United States.”