President Biden’s planned Sunday trip to the Mexican border, his first in two years in office, is all about fighting for re-election in 2024, some critics say, as his administration’s new immigration plan is billed as an “OpenTable for illegals.” and “Tightening of illegality.”
On The Five Friday, host Greg Gutfeld responded to reports the president said he would take in 30,000 new migrants a month from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela as long as they follow the process.
“I’m in favor of coming here legally. That’s not the argument,” Gutfeld said. “This is all about illegality – streamlining illegality.”
Biden announced an expansion of a humanitarian parole program for such migrants. The newcomers will be paroled to the United States for two years, as long as they have a financial sponsor and meet other conditions. Those attempting to enter illegally will be barred from participating in the program.
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Gutfeld argued that while Biden is in Southwest Texas, he should meet with the Border Patrol agents he has “defaced” during his tenure — in an apparent reference to the president’s false claim last year that mounted agents had Haitian agents Whipped migrants attempting to enter the United States illegally
The “Gutfeld!” The anchor also addressed the fact that some CNN anchors have been unusually tough on Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over the border crisis.
“I mean, watching CNN call out the border crisis is like watching Bravo call out drag queens. That’s something they don’t do,” he said.
“And that’s a sign that they’re either coming for Biden, or that this story has somehow crossed the blood-brain barrier of cable news — from the brains of Fox News to whatever that thing is that CNN is working with.”
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But Gutfeld added that Biden was only suddenly taking action on the border crisis for personal political reasons and “not for patriotic reasons.”
“It’s like imagining that you’re only in a relationship for the money and not for the love. This is Joe and his relationship with America. He only worries when the gravy train runs out.”
Co-host Jesse Watters called Biden’s 30,000-per-month entry schedule “OpenTable for illegals” — in that it would feel like Americans making reservations at their favorite restaurant.
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“[H]His plan is just more amnesty – but there is an app,” he said.
Watters also pointed to Mayorkas’ appearance on CNN, noting that the secretary refused to brand the situation at the border as a “crisis.”
The secretary doesn’t even seem able to pronounce the word, he said.
While the administration claims the border is “safe,” it has also acknowledged the challenge the overwhelming number poses to officials and border towns. said Mayor in an interview on Wednesday that the number of encounters “strains our system”.
Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.
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