Multiple migrants who had been bussed from the U.S. southern border and dropped off outside Vice President Kamala Harris’ residence in Washington D.C. admitted on camera that they entered the U.S. through an “open” border despite Harris’ claims that the border is secure. One migrant even admitted to entering the country “illegally.”
Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott chartered two buses to pick up around 100 migrants near Eagle Pass, Texas and drop them off outside Vice President Kamala Harris’ home in D.C. on Thursday. Fox News reporter Griff Jenkins was present when the buses arrived in D.C. and spoke to multiple migrants being dropped off.
“Vice President Harris said that the border is closed,” Jenkins said. “Is the border closed, do you believe that the border is closed or is it open.”
“It’s open, not closed,” one migrant said. “The border is open.”
“Do you believe that all the migrants believe the border is open?” Jenkins asked.
“Yeah, everybody believed that the border is open,” the migrant said. “It’s open because we enter, we come in free, no problem.”
“But the border is open for you to come illegally right?” Jenkins asked.
“Illegally yes, illegally that’s true,” the migrant said.
“And you came illegally?” Jenkins asked.
“Yes we came illegally, not legal,” the migrant said.
Jenkins interviewed another woman who stepped off the migrant bus, asking her in Spanish if she thought the border was open or closed. She replied “abierto” meaning “open.”
During an interview on NBC Sunday, Harris was asked about the conditions at the border. NBC host Chuck Todd noted the U.S. is on track “to have two million people cross this border for the first time ever” this year.
“You’re confident this border’s secure?” Todd asked Harris.
Harris responded to Todd’s question, stating “we have a secure border in that that is a priority for any nation including ours and our administration.”
After stating that the border is “secure” because it is a priority of the administration, Harris blamed President Donald Trump’s administration for causing border and immigration problems. She then said “we also have to put in place “a law and a plan for a pathway for citizenship for the millions of people who are here and are prepared to what is legally required to gain citizenship.”