As the immigration crisis along the U.S. southern border continues grow, Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) says he is “disgusted by the way Congress” continues to handle the border crisis.
During a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Sen. Scott expressed his frustration over congress’ inability to properly deal the problem.
“You couldn’t make this up,” said Scott “We don’t want to secure our border, then people want to complain that you’re not doing your job.…”
Scott then reminded that he has only been in office for six months, and in those six months, he was” disgusted” at how people charged to enforce immigration policies are attacked in the media, all while congress sits and does nothing to relieve the problem.
“It’s the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen in my entire career, my business career – you wouldn’t do this in your business career,” added Scott.
During the hearing, Scott as two of the witnesses, one being the Chief of Customs and Border Patrol, Brian Hastings, what he needed from congress to make his job a little easier.
Hastings said that he would like there to be “bed space” funding, and to get those detainees “out of the care of border control custody” and into the care of “those who are better prepared for longer term detentions.”
Border and Customs Patrol’s chief also pointed to the fact that many of the illegal immigrants coming over her are not part of a family unit, but single males who many are involved in the illicit drug trade.
“A large number of single adults are still trying to evade arrests, a large dynamic of drugs as well, said Hastings “They are using these family units that are trying to cross as a diversionary tactic.”
Meanwhile, congressional Democrats like Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz continue their assault against detainment of illegal immigrants, calling the living situation at these detention centers as by nothing more than “filthy” and indignant and inadequate.
The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives recently passed an immigration bill, but refused to insert language that would add funding for border security.
“You’ve got Border Patrol agents right now that are spending their money out of their own pockets to buy diapers for these young kids because the agency’s out of money, and Speaker Pelosi won’t bring a bill to the floor to address this crisis. Stop playing games. Stop playing games with the young kids,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) told reporters Tuesday.
“Sure, you might have disagreements with the president. We’re not even talking about the broader issue of solving this problem and ending the magnet that’s bringing these kids here illegally,” he added. (The Hill)