Former President Bill Clinton told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria “there is a limit” to how many migrants the U.S. can accept before it causes disruption when talking about ‘economic migrants’ who are gaming the system.
Clinton said: “There is a limit to how many migrants any society can take without severe disruption and assistance, and our system is based much more on an assumption that things would be more normal.
“It’s an old story, but now you’ve got the largest number of refugees since World War II because of Syria and now Ukraine and other problems.
“What’s happening in Venezuela, more than 2 million refugees pouring into first Colombia then nearby countries has created unprecedented new challenges and meanwhile provides opportunities for stunts like Gov. Abbott’s — sending his refugees to some place that he thinks is advocating for a broad-minded policy that it doesn’t have to live with.
“And then Gov. DeSantis sending those people to Martha’s Vineyard was amazing.
“That may come back to haunt him a little bit,” Clinton said.
Clinton forgets Abbott tried everything else including authorizing the Texas National Guard to take migrants back to the border.
No one listened so he brought the border crisis to the Dems.
Abbott said earlier:
“While President Biden refuses to do his job and enforce the immigration laws enacted by Congress, the State of Texas is once again stepping up and taking unprecedented action to protect Americans and secure our southern border.
“The cartels have become emboldened and enriched by President Biden’s open border policies, smuggling in record numbers of people, weapons, and deadly drugs like fentanyl.
“I have authorized the Texas National Guard and Texas Department of Public Safety to begin returning illegal immigrants to the border to stop this criminal enterprise endangering our communities.
“As the challenges on the border continue to increase, Texas will continue to take action to address those challenges caused by the Biden Administration.”