Todd Bensman, a senior national security fellow at the immigration-skeptical Center for Immigration Studies, spoke with the Daily Caller News Foundation’s Samantha Renck about the implications of the Biden administration’s immigration policies, a possible influx of migrants at the southern border and more.
President-elect Joe Biden recently said he and his administration will “clean up the humanitarian disaster that the Trump administration has systematically created on our southern border.”
“Well, his characterization of a humanitarian crisis at the border created by Trump is just flat wrong,” Bensman said. “There is no such humanitarian crisis. Not now.” (RELATED: Illegal Immigrants In Virginia Can Apply For Driver Privilege Cards Starting Jan. 1)
“There was in 2018, 2019,” he said. “But as a result of a series of policy innovations that Trump put into place right around the summer of 2019, we were able to as a nation, the Homeland Security enterprise, reduced the number of Central Americans coming in over the border from about 120,000-140,000 a month to about 20,000 a month, 30,000 a month.”
“That’s anywhere from 15 to 20 million people,” he said. “It could be as high as 30 million.”
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