Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is being pressed on why he has not been critical of the Biden administration’s immigration policy.
“Joe Biden inherited a huge mess on immigration, and it’s not going to be cleaned up in a month. He’s only been in office since January 20th,” Schumer said.
He argued Biden’s view on immigration is different than Trump’s. Schumer accused the former president of being “nasty, negative, horrible to immigrants.”
Schumer claimed Biden’s view is both “compassionate” and “competent.”
Watch part of Schumer’s interview below:
Asked why he has not been critical of Biden’s border policy and an influx of migrant children, @SenSchumer tells @TheView: “Biden inherited a huge mess on immigration, and it’s not going to be cleaned up in a month.”— The View (@TheView) March 11, 2021
“It will get better… if it doesn’t, I will go to them.” pic.twitter.com/1wduiXiLqn
“They are rolling up their sleeves and working on this. I think it will get better in the next few months. If it doesn’t, I will go to them and say you gotta do better and if they don’t, I will be public,” Schumer explained.
The Biden administration is facing challenges at the U.S.-Mexico border as the number of migrant children being held at facilities has increased rapidly, as IJR reported.
As of Thursday morning, more than 3,600 migrant children were being held at border facilities. The number is more than four times what it was in February.
Trump released a statement on Tuesday slamming the Biden administration for its approach to the issues at the border, as IJR reported.
“When I was president, our southern border was in great shape — stronger, safer, and more secure than ever before. We ended Catch-and-Release, shut down asylum fraud, and crippled the vicious smugglers, drug dealers, and human traffickers,” Trump said.
He continued, “The wall, despite horrendous Democratic delays, would have easily been finished by now, and is working magnificently. Our country is being destroyed at the Southern border, a terrible thing to see!”