National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) President Brandon Judd called those who claimed deportations make Americans less safe “dead wrong.”
“What Donald Trump is doing today across this country in the name of safety and security will make us less safe,” said O’Rourke.
Today, as many gather to hear Sunday messages about our responsibility to welcome the stranger, this president is carrying out ICE raids designed to tear families apart, divide our communities, and further his extreme agenda. #ICEraids will not make us safer—time for real reform.
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) July 14, 2019
During an interview on “America’s Newsroom” on Fox News, Judd claimed these Democrats were “dead wrong” about the effectiveness of these deportations.
Watch Judd’s comments:
“They’re dead wrong. We saw these raids taking place under the Obama Administration and they had a direct correlation to the number of people crossing our borders illegally. So now that President Trump is doing it, of course these 2020 candidates are going to come out and decry that these are bad, that they’re racist, that we shouldn’t be doing them. But in reality, we didn’t hear a peep out of them when the Obama Administration was performing the exact same raids.”
As he alluded, former President Barack Obama deported more illegal immigrants than any president in U.S. history, earning him the title of “Deporter-in-Chief.”
Judd also addressed criticisms that President Trump’s announcement about the raids was counterproductive, noting that the administration sees deportations as a deterrent for those in Central America still considering the journey to the United States.
“President Trump, he signaled that this was going to take place so that everybody would understand that we are going to go after those individuals that have defied their orders of deportation by an immigration judge,” Judd said.
As for the deportations themselves, Judd signaled that the operation has been going “very well,” despite the national “pushback” from those in sanctuary cities and states.