The Biden administration has made apparent plans to send Haitian migrants to Guantanamo Bay—As in, the prison. I kid you not. How is that better than Trump’s ‘stay in Mexico’ orders? It was bad enough that Biden slapped down a working immigration system without having a plan to replace it, but this? Madness.
GOP Florida Rep Mike Waltz slammed Biden’s weird new plan and called for the Democrat to start addressing a very real and dangerous new crisis in the western hemisphere. The growing disasters south of the US border need attention, especially as they relate to imports.
“I don’t know what he’s doing in Delaware every weekend, but this is crisis after crisis and they’re just not taking it on. They just don’t have a serious policy of American leadership and engagement right now in our own hemisphere.”
According to the New York Post, the Biden administration is considering a plan to temporarily hold Haitian migrants in a third country or use an existing center at Guantanamo Bay.
The report cited officials who told NBC News that the National Security Council is in discussions with the Department of Homeland Security over how many migrants would need to be picked up at sea to allow the U.S. to designate a third country to house and process the individuals.
“I don’t understand why this administration just can’t follow current law and secure our border and return these individuals to their host countries,” said Steube.
Waltz agreed with Steube and said the Biden administration should encourage policies that “follow the law”
Waltz said the Biden administration needs to be aware of what is going on in the Western Hemisphere that’s resulting in more migrants fleeing to the U.S.
“Haiti is descending absolutely into chaos. Their president was murdered. Gangs have taken over. Another earthquake, another tropical storm. And I was just with the vice admiral of the Coast Guard. And they’ve had a 300% increase in interceptions of people trying to flee by boat. And by the way, it’s not just the land border. We have thousands and thousands of miles of coastline that also has to be protected. And the Coast Guard and the Navy right now can only intercept about 10% of what it sees on radar,” said Waltz.
The US is widely in the dark on why Biden needed to remove US border security laws in the first place. We’re still waiting on clear answers about that. Now I have questions about why this administration would want to use Guantanamo Bay as a holding facility rather than address the concerns south of the border and sow the migration into the US.
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.