Collins Calls on Democrats to Help ‘Fix This’ Crisis After a Border Visit He Says ‘Will Break Your Heart’

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) had an experience that “will break your heart” while visiting the U.S.-Mexico border amid the growing crisis.

Collins met with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in El Paso, Texas, earlier this week “to see firsthand the crisis at our southern border.”

The Republican congressman’s border visit comes at a time that border officials hit a record roundup in apprehensions of illegal immigrants, reaching 1,036 as of early Wednesday.

“What I saw at the border will break your heart,” Collins told “Fox & Friends” about his border visit. He said the “perverse incentives” of U.S. immigration policies are “causing this to happen.”

The Georgia representative noted immigrants are looking for a “free pass” while putting children “as young as one and two and three-months-years-old in danger” to cross the border illegally, adding that Congress must “fix this.”

While noting a bill proposed by the Congress member and Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) in January to fix immigration loopholes, Collins said it would fix the Flores settlement, the credible fear part of asylum claims, and trafficking victims.

Collins went on to blast congressional Democrats for wanting to “use these immigrants and these migrants as pawns.”

He continued:

“They don’t want to fix this problem. They want to use it as a political issue to try and bash Republicans or bash the president. Here’s my challenge to the Democrats. I put a bill out there. Sen. Graham’s put a bill out there. Where’s your bill? Are they more important to you to fix this or use them?”

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As IJR Red reported, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) proposed a plan to fix U.S. asylum laws which would include moving asylum claims outside of the U.S. — those who claim asylum are released into the U.S., with many never to be seen again as 87% of migrants never show for their court date.

Additionally, Graham’s proposal would keep families together longer while they await trial and add hundreds of more judges to move through the legal process quicker.

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In a statement regarding the southern border that President Donald Trump described as a “dramatic,” he announced that he will be placing a 5% tariff on goods from Mexico starting June 10. The tariff would reach up to 25% by October as a way to push Mexico to help end the massive number of immigrants trying to come to the U.S. illegally, as IJR News reported.

“If the illegal migration crisis is alleviated through effective actions taken by Mexico, to be determined in our sole discretion and judgment, the tariffs will be removed,” Trump said.

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Bonnie Cripe
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Bonnie Cripe

So who will pay for the illegals serving asylum outside the United States? Why not just turn them around and help them to find their way home? O they really care about their children, they won’t put them in harm’s way. Does the whole world think that no sufferers in America to try to provide for their families?Do they think that it’s easy for the working men and women to struggle to put food on the table while they are paying for illegal aliens to more in benefits than they can afford for their own families? Do the politicians in… Read more »

Hoggette
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Hoggette

People saying that the Republicans had the Congress. Hell, they were Rinos (old Democrats) that stood every bit in President Trumps way as Democrats. Paul Ryan who was Speaker was just as much a Democrat and Never Trumper. If, it is to be fixed the Democrats have to fix this NOW. Cannot blame anyone else.

Wendy
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Yea! They use children because they know the average American has a soft spot when it comes to children. Every dirt bag that uses a child in such a manner should be imprisoned and deported and told they will be executed if they ever return to US soil.

Aaron Proffitt
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Aaron Proffitt

The only humanitarian crisis at the border is cause by the new world order,. Soros,. And the damn-democrats.
They need more Barb wire and fixed bayonets

James
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I will never vote demo again.

Sherri
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Dems don’t care about human trafficking of children, drug trafficking, gangs and criminals flowing through, much less the innocent people that have been duped by global NGO’s telling these people lies to get them to flood our country. The left is a disgrace unmatched!

Don Hoff
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Don Hoff

I had been a Democrat for over 60 years but changed the last Presidential election I will never again vote as a democrat again!!

Cherl
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Congratulations on leaving the dark side. We more than welcome you.

molly
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molly

A bipartisan plan was sent to donald trump but he refused to sign it. Don’t blame it all on the democrats. Republicans had all 3 for 2 years and there was no crisis until they did not have all 3. They ALL need to work together instead of making it harder for those seeking asylum and for after separating families with no record of where they are at and no way to reunite them. Everybody has to work together for humanity. This is not a partisan issue. It is a humanitarian issue.

Jon
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Jon

Amnesty, no wall, chain migration expanded etc. a bad answer to the problem. That’s not working together. We elected this president for a reason and he is doing a great job.

Wendy
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Some of my ancestors came to America seeking asylum from Britain’s rule in Ireland. They came by way of Ellis Island. had to have an American citizen to sponsor them and be the responsible person until they too were citizens. Some came as indentured servants. Some were indentured servants after they arrived. My ancestors had to work for what they achieved in America. This needs to be done again. We can not just allow any and all to come freely into our country for a free housing, free education, free medical, free food way of life. We have no problem… Read more »

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