A New Mexico rancher told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday that the migrants have “come quite close” to his house, even asking for food and water, amid the increase in illegal crossings. southern border of the United States.
Amanda Adame noted that she gives them food and water because they “don’t want to get hurt”. She added that she usually calls the border patrol when she sees migrants on her property.
Adame also pointed out a difference between the behavior of migrants under the Biden administration and the Trump administration.
“When they [migrants] saw a border officer before they stopped and they waited and now they keep trying to leave, “said Adame, noting that border patrol officers” catch them when they see them “but said that always found it.
Biden has abandoned a number of Trump’s policies, which called for asylum seekers to stay in Mexico instead of staying in the United States while their cases are heard.
More than 15,000 unaccompanied migrant minors are held in federal institutions, according to recent reports. The US Customs and Border Protection reported encounters with more than 100,000 migrants (minors and others) in February alone.
When asked what his biggest concern was, Adame replied, “Now that border policy has changed, what will happen now?”
“What is it [President Biden] will he do with the arrest of asylum seekers? “She continued.” I just feel sad for the people who are trying to enter legally and they cannot because of all these asylum seekers.
Adame made the comments a day after White House officials said Vice President Kamala Harris will play a “diplomatic” role in tackling the migrant surge.
MIGRANT CHILDREN FROM BIDEN’S PACKED BORDER FACILITIES ARE NOT TESTED FOR COVIDATION, CANNOT BE SOCIAL DISTANCE
President Biden last week appointed Harris to lead his administration’s efforts to deal with a record increase in migrants, including unaccompanied minors, which has strained the capacities of immigration centers at the border. south in recent weeks.
Adame said the number of migrants crossing her property had increased dramatically and that she had also seen “a lot” of border patrol agents “trying to catch them”.
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She pointed out that the Biden administration’s immigration policies have essentially given migrants the “green light” to try to enter the country, noting that “they are not afraid.”
Fox News’ Brooke Singman and AP contributed to this report.