Don McLaughlin, mayor of Peabody, Texas, stated Thursday that he expects a minimum of two million unlawful immigrants to cross the southern border in 2021, with few vaccinated towards COVID-19.
“You are already at 1.2 million now, so by the end of the year I think you’re going to see over 2 million in my own personal opinion,” the mayor stated on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “It feels like we’re giving up our rights as U.S. citizens to accommodate foreign, illegal immigrants coming into our country and it’s very, very frustrating,” McLaughlin continued.
McLaughlin famous that the migrants are arriving from “up to 150 countries now … How are they getting there? That’s the question I ask all the time. But you can’t get an answer out of the border patrol and you can’t get an answer out of this administration.” (RELATED: ‘Like The Wild, Wild West’: Texas Mayor Says ‘Southern Border Is Not Under Control. It’s A Mad House’)
The mayor stated the inflow of unlawful immigrants “is changing our town completely” as he claimed that Wednesday a Cuban gang member walked into his city and was “given his walking papers by border patrol” as a result of allegedly President Joe Biden’s administration has dominated that “all Cubans are free to go … they are not going to be detained and we’re not going to be sending them back. So we couldn’t do anything … and here he is walking into our community.”
McLaughlin stated locals “are getting frustrated … they are fed up with it, they’re tired of it.” He stated it’s notably infuriating as a result of the federal authorities is consistently telling Americans to “social distance, wear your mask, get ready for a shutdown” and to get vaccinated towards COVID-19.
“Yet you’ve got 1.2 million people that have come across that southern border. They’re not telling them, ‘Oh wait a minute, you been vaccinated, have you been anything?’ This is what we do.” (RELATED: ‘Every State Is Now A Border State’: Former DHS Secretary Says Biden Administration Is ‘Breaking The System’)
Vice President Kamala Harris, who was appointed as Biden’s border safety czar, has said that potential immigrants to the U.S. mustn’t enter illegally, however didn’t say whether or not border patrol would start turning extra migrants again.
Biden’s eight-year path to citizenship plan would enable all unlawful immigrants dwelling within the U.S. as of Jan. 1, 2021, to attain non permanent authorized standing in 5 years and to use for citizenship after an extra three years. White House press secretary Jen Psaki has blamed the Trump administration for the surge of unlawful immigrants on the border.