Border Crisis Intensifies

Date: September 26, 2023
Host: Jim Schneider
​Guest: Andrew Arthur
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Andrew Arthur is Resident Fellow in Law and Policy for the Center for Immigration Studies. He began his legal career through the Attorney General’s Honors Program as a clerk to an administrative law judge in the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer at the United States Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review.  Later in his career he was promoted to the Immigration and Naturalization Service General Counsel’s Office in D.C., first as an Associate General Counsel, then as an Assistant General Counsel and Acting Chief of the INS National Security Law Division.  In the General Counsel’s Office, he supervised attorneys handling cases involving espionage, terrorism, and persecutors.  He advised the Attorney General among others on matters pertaining to national security.  In 2001, he left INS to become a counsel on the House Judiciary Committee where he performed oversight of immigration issues.  After 5 years there, he was appointed to the immigration bench serving for eight years as an immigration judge at the York Immigration Court in York, Pennsylvania.  At the beginning of the 114th Congress, Judge Arthur left the bench and came back to Capitol Hill, where he served as staff director of the National Security Subcommittee at House Oversight and Government Reform before taking retirement from federal service in 2016.

Vice President Kamala Harris had been given the assignment of taking care of the U.S. border crisis.  However, it’s grown much worse primarily due to a refusal to enforce border laws.   The problem has become so bad that earlier this month, the International Organization for Migration at the United Nations reported that the U.S. Southwest border is the world’s deadliest land migration route.

Jihad Watch has reported an admission from the Department of Homeland Security that around 160 non-U.S. citizens on terror watch lists have attempted to cross over the border in 2023. Keep in mind that it only took 19 terrorists to bring about the 9-11 terror attacks upon America.

Many have seen the video footage of a train filled with military age men bound for the U.S. border.  Train cars piled high with cheering men.  Just a week ago a Fox News reporter said on social media that he recently witnessed, “One of the largest mass illegal crossings we have ever seen.”

By the way, the invasion is not just by land, but by air as well as this administration is letting thousands fly directly into the U.S., which means the whole nation is being impacted with New York City now saying they’ll have to spend more than a billion dollars to house illegals, and that’s just for hotel rooms!     

Jim began by playing audio from President Biden as he blamed MAGA Republicans and former President Trump for the border crisis.  According to Andrew, the comprehensive immigration reform that Biden sent to Capitol Hill was a massive amnesty program for 11 million aliens who were living unlawfully in the U.S., and even if it had moved directly through Congress, it would have made the problem worse, communicating to foreign nationals that the U.S. simply isn’t serious about its immigration laws.  Andrew also noted that it would have allowed those who were deported under the Trump administration to re-enter the U.S.  

As the program moved along, Andrew revealed things like the hospital emergency room problem, Texas Governor Abbott and his buoys/razor wire problem, and much more.  Hear it all when you review this important Crosstalk program.   

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