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Hudson to Fox Business: Biden Border Crisis "Caused Directly by Joe Biden Overturning Policies That Worked"

April 12, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following his visit to the border last week, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), joined Fox Business Network's Cavuto: Coast to Coast today to discuss the Biden border crisis.

"I was on the border. I toured those facilities and everyone I talked to said the surge we are seeing now, this historical trend, is caused directly by Joe Biden overturning those Trump-era policies that we saw work," said Rep. Hudson.

"Their plan right now is to hope the American people don't see what's happening. The American people need to demand better from their President. Kamala Harris is supposed to be in charge of this mess. I think a good start would be for her to go down and see it for herself."

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Background on Rep. Hudson's visit to the border

Last week, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol reported that in March, apprehensions at the border reached 172,000, a 71% increase from last year and the highest level in 15 years. This figure included nearly 19,000 unaccompanied minors, the largest monthly total ever recorded and above previous highs of 11,475 in May 2019 and 10,620 in June 2014.

At the Donna migrant facility, Rep. Hudson visited pods built for 33 children that currently hold 450 boys and 700 girls. Overall, the facility built for 250 children has 3,500 individuals. Despite the law which states children must be taken into custody by HHS within 72 hours, some children at the facility have been there for as long as a month.

Rep. Hudson has described the border crisis as a humanitarian, public health and national security crisis. Just in the past week, the second person from Yemen on the FBI's Terror Watch list was apprehended, in addition to a member of the MS-13 gang, demonstrating the national security implications.

Last month, Rep. Hudson helped lead the North Carolina Congressional Delegation on a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas demanding answers regarding the Biden Administration's immigration policies, and specifically why COVID-positive migrants have been released to travel to states including North Carolina. The Biden Administration has yet to respond to these concerns.

Watch the full interview here.