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Hudson to Fox News on Biden Border Crisis: "The Border is Open and Our Schools Are Closed"

March 15, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), joined Fox News' Fox and Friends First today to discuss the Biden border crisis. Illegal migrant encounters on the southern border are up 28% from January and 174% from one year ago. Rep. Hudson discussed how the Biden administration's actions of stopping border wall construction, halting deportations and reinstating catch and release are contributing to this surge.

"Nancy Pelosi and the liberal Democrats hide behind their wall in Washington, D.C. and try and spin the American people but the facts are we have had more migrants cross our border this year than we had all of last year. The reason we are having this Biden border surge is because he's reversed these policies.

"He stopped building the wall, he put a halt on deportations and he brought back catch and release and that's why hundreds of thousands of migrants are heading towards our border in Joe Biden campaign T-shirts," said Rep. Hudson.

"It's even worse now because we're hearing that they're even having COVID-19-positive migrants that they are then releasing into the United States," he continued.

Hudson on Biden Border Crisis

Last week, Rep. Hudson sent a letter along with colleagues from North Carolina's Congressional delegation demanding answers about COVID-positive migrants from Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas.

On March 3, it was reported that 108 illegal immigrants released by U.S. Border Patrol had tested positive for COVID-19 and would travel to several states, including North Carolina.

Rep. Hudson sent a letter to Governor Roy Cooper (D-NC) urging the governor take action to stop these individuals, get them health care they may need, and stand up for the rule of law and safety of our citizens. Read coverage of this letter here.

On Fox News today, Rep. Hudson also addressed new proposed COVID-19 restrictions.

"The American people are ready to get back to school and get back to their lives. The Democrat policy is the border is open and our schools are closed."

Watch the full interview here.