Members of the House Oversight Committee toured the area near the southern border at Yuma, Arizona, last week and found illegal immigration so brazen that migrants are enjoying the new fad of taking selfies to share on social media upon entering the U.S.
National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd said that the photos are used by human traffickers to advertise how easy it is to enter the U.S.
He said traffickers tell prospective migrants to look at how happy illegal crossers are and say, “Pay me $1,000 and you can be happy as well.”
Judd added that Mexican cartels advertise their services based on Biden administration policies. He said they tell prospective illegal migrants to cross the border and they will simply be released into America. The cartels charge thousands of dollars to get migrants to the border and coach them on what to do and say in order to be released immediately upon crossing over.
Rep. James Comer (R-KY) said that he saw people openly breaking the law taking pictures with their Apple iPhones “with their Louis Vuitton purses and Nike shoes” as they wait to be escorted by the federal government to their next destination. He added that because there are no consequences with the Biden administration for breaking the law, there will be “more illegals, more drugs, more crime, and more human trafficking.”
The Biden administration has announced that it will lift the application of Title 42 on May 23. Title 42 is the public health rule that has been used to allow border law enforcement officials to expel illegal migrants before waiting for asylum hearings because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lawmakers from both parties have repeatedly warned that lifting the rule will result in a new flood of illegal migration into border areas already overrun and overwhelmed.
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) told Fox News that the border chaos he witnessed is “intentional.” He said that bringing in people who are dependent on American taxpayers is all part of the Biden administration’s plan.
Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) added that the Biden agenda is to “allow open borders” in order to cause “harm to American children and American cities.” He also said that many illegal migrants have resources as indicated by the amount of money they have spent to travel to the border.