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Dem Rep. Cuellar: People Know They Can Exploit Biden's Child Policy To Cross The Border

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Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar, who represents a portion of the Texas-Mexico border, told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Thursday that the Biden administration's policy not to deport groups of illegal immigrants with children is the cause of the surge of migrants at the border.

"They're realizing at the southern part of the United States, whether it is land or sea... all they have to do is bring a child and they're going to be released into the United States," he said. "What a deal for them."


REP HENRY CUELLAR: The bottom line is this: If you had a chance of coming in and paid some money, you would take that chance. If you had a chance of being returned, you would think about it. And that is the bottom line.

Why not have immigration judges here at the border and give people their day in court.

Everybody talks about people coming in, but if you have 100 people, most immigration judges will deny 88% of them. so why are we letting 100% of the people in when only 12% should be getting a Bienvenidos into the United States? Or -- whatever language, because as you know, there are over 150 countries that are represented by people coming in.

There is an increase of people from Cuba, Venezuela, Haiti, and other places. Because they're realizing at the southern part of the United States, whether it is land or sea... all they have to do is bring a child and they're going to be released into the United States. What a deal for them.
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