Fox News’ Martha MacCallum told White House National Security spokesperson John Kirby that President Joe Biden is failing with his open border policies even as Democrats who have traditionally backed increase illegal immigration are incensed as their cities have to suffer the consequences.
Kirby lied and said that Biden has made great strides in gaining control of the border. Yeah, just like he has been able to control his son.
MacCallum said although Biden gave a speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, he did not meet with leaders of countries who could help lower the number illegals making their way through their countries and into the United States. In fact, the only two things he has done about the border is to appoint ineffective Kamala Harris as the border czar and to make it much easier for illegal immigrants, Mexican cartels, and international terrorists access to the entire United States.
MacCallum asked Kirby:
“How is this something that he doesn’t address when he’s in New York City where there’s a crisis unfolding less than a mile away from where he’s speaking?”
“Well, Martha, he did address the challenge of regional migration in the speech. He talked about the Los Angeles Declaration for Migration and support for migrants. He knows, and he addressed it again in the remarks, that this is a regional thing. You’re not wrong, I mean, there are more people on the move in this hemisphere now than we’ve seen since World War II. And you’re absolutely right, as the weather cools down and conditions get a little bit better —”
“You’re blaming climate change for the reason that people are coming?”
“No, no, no. I’m talking about just the weather conditions as we head into fall. It’s just easier to be on the move.”
Kirby called on Congress to allocate $4 billion toward border security and touted how the administration handed both New York City and the state of New York $140 million in the 2023 fiscal year to tackle the crisis.. (RELATED: ‘I’m Not Deflecting’: Fox News Contributor Gets Into Near Shouting Match With Democrat Over Border Crisis)
MacCallum questioned why Biden didn’t call on Mexico and Guatemala on Tuesday to stop the flow of illegal migration in their own countries to prevent them from reaching the U.S.
“So why doesn’t the president address this? It’s a very urgent need in this country while he’s talking to the U.N. Really missed opportunity today?” she asked.
“No, no, no. I mean, he’s absolutely addressed this,” Kirby said.
“He doesn’t talk about it, John,” MacCallum responded. “He never talks about it.”
Kirby argued Biden has addressed the crisis with these leaders by traveling to Mexico City a few months back and at two Summits for Democracy. Kirby cited famine, drought and other difficult conditions as the reason the migrants are on the move in record numbers.
“But 89% of these people don’t have legitimate asylum claims,” MacCallum said.
“Which is why he has worked so hard in the region to develop these centers around several countries where people can apply for legal pathways to come in,” Kirby said.
“That great. It’s not working,” MacCallum said.
“And it’s why we bolstered, as much as we can, we bolstered security at the border to try to deter illegal immigration,” Kirby said.