Appearing on Fox News with Sean Hannity, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham accused the Biden administration of staging a “giant cover-up” of border failures.
“I can understand why the Biden administration would not want the American people to know what’s going on,” Graham told Hannity. “We’ll have half of Central America in the United States in a year if we don’t change these policies.”
“I saw 200-plus women and small children being processed in front of me,” Graham said, recounting his recent trip. “They were going to be released into the United States within 8 hours.”
“They hire a human smuggler, a human trafficker to get them to the border,” he continued. “Once we catch them, your tax dollars are used to reunite with family. This is not catch and release. This is catch and reunite. They call the family member, the number on the child’s wrist, and the American taxpayer pays to reunite the family who is here illegally. It will send the wrong signal.”
“If you have a family member here illegally, we’re going to pay to reunite the family illegally, Graham added. “If you’re 16 and younger, we’re going to make sure you never leave the country. If you have a family member here illegally, we’re going to pay to reunite the family illegally. That incentivizes people. Within two weeks you’re released into the United States without a court date.”