Top Democrat Senator Demands Border ‘Must Be Shut Down’: ‘We Are Sold Out. We Are Over Capacity.’ | Eastern North Carolina Now

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) expressed exasperation during an interview over the weekend about the continually worsening conditions on the U.S. southern border, saying that U.S. lawmakers were getting closer to passing new laws to stop a significant chunk of the illegal immigration.

ENCNow
    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Daily Wire News.

    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) expressed exasperation during an interview over the weekend about the continually worsening conditions on the U.S. southern border, saying that U.S. lawmakers were getting closer to passing new laws to stop a significant chunk of the illegal immigration.

    Manchin made the remarks during a Sunday interview with Jake Tapper on CNN's "State of the Union" while discussing negotiations between the Biden administration and the U.S. Senate.

    "They understand that the border is broken, that glass ceiling has been broken," he said. "And we have got to stop this dangerous immigration that we have coming to our country from all over the world, Jake, things that we have never seen, numbers that we have never seen like this."

    "The whole world is in a flux, and they're taking advantage of a system that truly is broken," he continued. "And this is not immigration reform. They're basically working diligently on just securing the border. It must be done. It must be shut down."

    Manchin said that the threshold needed to be raised considerably "as far as on the definition of asylum."

    "You just can't come and say: Someone threatened me. I have got to come into your country," he continued. "You have to show me proof, have proof that this type of threat to you and your family is basically untenable, and you cannot live in those conditions. That's going to change things. Even under the lower bar right now, Jake, when everything has been adjudicated - let's say there's 100 people adjudicated - less than 15 qualify with the lower definition of just saying: Someone threatened me. Can you imagine if we raise it to a more credible, higher level, that it will really be more difficult and do the job that the asylum is supposed to do and what it's done in the past? That's what we're working towards."

    "And, basically, thousands and thousands of people have been dispersed throughout the country. It'll give us time to basically make sure we can adjudicate them faster, and those who came for the wrong reason or just came in for - basically because of the relaxed rules that we had, we can be more stringent and enforce that, too," he continued. "But you have to stop the influx of people coming and the incentive for people coming from all over the world to this country. It's very, very dangerous, very dangerous. And I think you have seen the numbers and the countries they're coming from. I have seen them. I'm very much concerned. It has to stop now."

    "We are sold out," he later added. "We are over capacity right now, and we have to control this."

    WATCH:


Go Back


Leave a Guest Comment

Your Name or Alias
Your Email Address ( your email address will not be published)
Enter Your Comment ( no code or urls allowed, text only please )




GOP Chairman Lays Out Plan For Mayorkas Impeachment Articles Daily Wire, Guest Editorial, Editorials, Op-Ed & Politics IDF Discovers Largest Ever Hamas Terror Tunnel Inside Gaza


HbAD0

Latest Op-Ed & Politics

Less than 24 hours after a failed assassination attempt against former President Donald Trump — which left one bystander dead and three others, including Trump, injured — The Atlantic’s David Frum blamed the violence on the former president and his supporters.
The Biden campaign fired back at actor George Clooney on Wednesday after Clooney called for President Joe Biden to drop out of the presidential race, suggesting that the 81-year-old president has better stamina than Clooney.
In a controversial new episode of Paw Patrol that aired this week on Nick Jr., Chase gets neutered so he can become the world's first transgender pup.
Ray Epps, the man accused by many of being involved with federal law enforcement during the January 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, said over the weekend that Fox News host Tucker Carlson was “obsessed” with him and trying to ruin his life.
Cotton has been mentioned as a possible running mate for former President Donald Trump.
In order to let President Biden feel like he is still working, the White House has installed a "Touch-And-Learn" activity desk for Biden to play at while First Lady Jill Biden runs the country.

HbAD1

Former President Donald Trump said during a radio hit on Friday that he would be willing to take a cognitive test alongside President Joe Biden to let voters see the mental state of each presidential candidate.
wife of Washington Post's Max Boot indicted under Foreign Agents Registration Act
NBC News’ Chuck Todd said Tuesday that Biden’s declining cognitive health has been an “open secret” for years, revealing that a senior cabinet member from the Biden administration suggested in 2022 that the president cannot run for reelection.
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2024/07/17/it-keeps-getting-worse-secret-service-was-aware-of-threat-to-trumps-life-before-he-took-the-stage
Democrats pushing offshore wind are a theat to NC beaches as well

HbAD2

 
Back to Top