Tuesday on the Fox News Channel’s America Reports, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) reacted to Homeland Security Secretary and open-borders enthusiast Alejandro Mayorkas‘ claim that the border is secure, stating, “Is the border open? Definitely, absolutely, it is open.”
Cuellar (pictured) said, “If you’re talking about migration, the large numbers that we saw in October, no. People are still coming in in large numbers. If you’re talking about crime statistics, the border’s still safe. It’s — you look at the latest FBI stats, the border’s a lot safer. In fact, my hometown of Laredo is about three or four times safer than Washington, D.C. I’m not talking about the politics, I’m talking about crime statistics. But is the border open? Definitely, absolutely, it is open.”
He added that of “the 53 migrants that died in San Antonio some months ago, 20% of them had serious criminal records, and they were from the U.S., and not from another country. So, yes, when you have large numbers of people, you always run the risk that you’re going to find some bad apples in that large number.”
Cuellar is right that the border is open, but he is either deluded or deluding his constituents (or both) if he thinks that mass migration of illegals over that open border will have a negligible effect on crime in our country.