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Tom Cotton: We Know What Is Behind Biden’s Secrecy With His Latest Scandal

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) addressed the Biden administration’s latest controversy, flying illegal aliens across the U.S. in the dead of night, by saying that the administration was desperately trying avoid the public seeing what they are doing because it is a political disaster for them.

“The obvious reason why they’re flying these migrants across the country in the dead of night is because they don’t want to reveal the consequences of their open borders policy,” Cotton said. “Look, if they were proud of their policy, if they thought it was a political winner for them, they’d be having these flights in the middle of the daytime, they’d be coordinating it with the local TV stations, they’d be celebrating what they view as a great accomplishment.”

“But they know that Joe Biden’s open border policy is a political disaster. So they’re trying to hide the consequences of that policy in the dark of night,” Cotton continued. “It’s very hurtful for President Biden politically, but it’s a catastrophe for our country, we’re going to be close to 2 million migrants crossing our border very soon. Texas is a big country with a lot of great people, but not even Texas can keep 2 million new residents there. That’s why they’re flying them to places like Florida and New York and all points in between.”

“And it’s going to put real strain on those communities, on their hospitals, on their school systems, on their housing, on their police departments as well,” he added. “All of these migrants should not be in Texas, or Florida or New York, they should be in Mexico, because President Biden should have kept the Remain in Mexico policy in place to make sure that people aren’t entering the country with bogus claims of asylum. But he rescinded on his first day. Federal Courts have told him he has to re implement it. He’s gonna do that next month. But in the meantime, we’ve had 2 million illegal migrants not just crossed the border, but fanned out across the country.”

Cotton later called Biden’s open border policies a “moral catastrophe” that is “creating incentives for very dangerous and immoral behavior.”

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SANDRA SMITH, FOX NEWS HOST: And this is a comment and a statement that they put out yesterday, so no new one as of today. But here it reads, “It is our legal responsibility to safely care for unaccompanied children until they can be swiftly unified with a parent or a vetted sponsor. As part of the unification process, our Office of Refugee Resettlement facilitates travel for the children in its custody to their family or sponsors across the country. In recent weeks, unaccompanied children pass through the Westchester airport en route to their final destination to be unified with their parents or vetted sponsor.” Now let’s bring in Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton. Senator, welcome. This story is captivating the nation as we see these flights landing in the dark of night. Why the secrecy? And again, we have reached out many times on this report to the White House and they are not deploying anybody to us. And they have not given us a direct statement on it. So why the secrecy?

SEN. TOM COTTON (R-AR): Well, that’s a very good question. I remember when I was in the Army, on Friday afternoon, the first sergeant would brief all the privates for the weekend. And he’d remind them that nothing good usually happens after midnight. And I think we can now extend that old army wisdom to Joe Biden’s immigration policy as well. The obvious reason why they’re flying these migrants across the country in the dead of night is because they don’t want to reveal the consequences of their open borders policy. Look, if they were proud of their policy, if they thought it was a political winner for them, they’d be having these flights in the middle of the daytime, they’d be coordinating it with the local TV stations, they’d be celebrating what they view as a great accomplishment. But they know that Joe Biden’s open border policy is a political disaster. So they’re trying to hide the consequences of that policy in the dark of night.

SMITH: The New York Post Editorial Board shared a similar sentiment … here’s the editorial board this morning, in addition to their reporting on this, saying, “Biden playing a deadly game using these secret flights to move migrants. There’s a reason the Biden administration is using these secret flights to small airports to move unaccompanied minors who illegally cross the border. They don’t want voters to know just how many people are being waved right into the country, because President Biden understands that open borders might be the policy of progressives, but it’s not popular among the majority of Americans.” And bottom line, this is a sign as we see this happening, Senator, that this is not just a border issue. We are now seeing this spread to many other parts of the country. And with these flights landing in Westchester, reportedly, these migrant children are being sent to all over the Tri-state area; we know of a facility in Long Island; we have phone calls into them. They are not returning our calls. And they’re certainly not giving us any statement on the demographic of those children, how they’re being vetted. We are told that some landing our men in their early 20s. So how big of an issue is this for President Biden, politically, if he continues to remain silent on what his what his strategy is here?

COTTON: Well, it’s very hurtful for President Biden politically, but it’s a catastrophe for our country; we’re going to be close to 2 million migrants crossing our border very soon. Texas is a big country with a lot of great people, but not even Texas can keep 2 million new residents there. That’s why they’re flying them to places like Florida and New York and all points in between. And it’s going to put real strain on those communities, on their hospitals, on their school systems, on their housing, on their police departments as well. All of these migrants should not be in Texas, or Florida or New York, they should be in Mexico, because President Biden should have kept the Remain in Mexico policy in place to make sure that people aren’t entering the country with bogus claims of asylum. But he rescinded on his first day. Federal Courts have told him he has to reimplement it. He’s gonna do that next month. But in the meantime, we’ve had 2 million illegal migrants not just crossed the border, but fanned out across the country. … I don’t see how it’s moral to encourage desperate parents who are living in poverty, to try to send their children thousands of miles across Latin America to get to our southern border. It’s all so totally arbitrary. There are many places in Africa and Asia and Europe, that would love to come here, but simply because they don’t share a land border with the United States or can’t get to a land border, they’re not welcome in our country? This is the moral catastrophe of Joe Biden’s immigration policy. They act like it’s some great moral victory, when in reality, it’s creating incentives for very dangerous and immoral behavior.

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