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Mike Braun Meets With Leaders At Border Who Call Crisis Impact ‘Unbearable’

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Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) said during an appearance on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Saturday that he met with a bipartisan group of local leaders at the southern border on Friday who told him the “practical ramifications” of the ongoing immigration crisis “are unbearable.”

Braun along with 17 of his Senate colleagues had traveled to the border this week and witnessed crisis conditions firsthand, including a cramped federal facility in Donna, Texas, that held primarily unaccompanied alien children (UACs) and exceeded capacity limits while forgoing what have become common coronavirus social distancing and quarantining policies for Americans.

“The hypocrisy of the Biden administration coming down on Trump when you saw what was there, and the Border Patrol saying it’s worse than it ever was before, currently,” Braun told radio host Matthew Boyle. “And that’s because you’ve got the biggest microphone in the world saying ‘come.’ They backed off and said we’re not ready now, but we will be, and look at the message it’s sending.”

Braun said he observed a group of roughly 100-125 outside the facility and was told those individuals were being screened for coronavirus. Braun said 23 were found to be symptomatic but that asymptomatic cases remained unaddressed.

“It is just a monstrosity of mess across the board, and it’s due to the fact that they now come and are getting processed even more quickly and with less scrutiny because they don’t have the space,” Braun explained. “In other words, the crowds are surging. … It’ll completely swamp the system, and it’s Catch and Release as the relief valve.” The Biden administration reinstated the policy of Catch and Release in which border crossers can claim asylum in… (Read more)

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