Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert said talk of amnesty among politicians is causing a massive surge of illegal immigration at the southern border, Monday on “Fox & Friends.”
“When we talk about amnesty, the border patrolmen say they immediately get a surge,” Gohmert said. “Every time, especially a conservative talks about legalization you’re luring more people in. I mean the numbers are up. They dropped to nothing last year. Now back up bigger than ever because we are talking about amnesty.”
The Texas congressman said the border must be secured at all costs and only then will lawmakers be able to move on broader immigration issues and tackle comprehensive reform.
“It’s time to secure the border. If we get the border secure, then we will be able to work out things for those who are here. Get rid of the gang bangers and all that,” he said. “But until the border is secured, the border patrol are telling me the surge is back. And now families are coming in droves bigger than ever.”
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