Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) urged President Joe Biden to reinstate the immigration insurance policies of former President Donald Trump after Texas Governor Greg Abbott introduced the start of an investigation into alleged little one intercourse abuse at a facility used detain migrant youngsters.
Abbott, a Republican, known as on the Biden administration to close down a detention middle in San Antonio on Wednesday, whereas saying that an investigation into “very credible” allegations of kid intercourse abuse and neglect on the facility had begun.
Jordan, a detailed Trump ally, claimed that the “disaster” on the border may have been prevented if Trump’s insurance policies had remained intact throughout an look the identical evening on Fox News‘ Hannity. The GOP congressman known as for a return to the insurance policies after finishing a two-day tour alongside the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas with six different GOP members of the Home Judiciary Committee.
“This can be a drawback, this can be a disaster, that is chaos that would have been prevented in the event that they’d saved in place the insurance policies President Trump had in place that had been really working,” Jordan stated. “It might be stopped if we had been to only put in place… maintain in place the insurance policies that had been there below President Trump.
“President Trump known as it a few weeks earlier than he left workplace in January,” added Jordan. “He stated to the Democrats in the event you undo the insurance policies we’ve got in place, there can be a tidal wave of unlawful immigrants on the border … and there are every kind of dangerous issues are occurring to children on this journey.”
A surge of migrants on the border since Biden took workplace, significantly unaccompanied minors, has resulted in heavy Republican criticism of the president’s immigration insurance policies.
The continued detention of migrant youngsters, which additionally occurred below Trump, prompted bipartisan criticism of the Biden administration effectively earlier than Abbott introduced the kid intercourse abuse investigation.
Jordan instructed host Sean Hannity that Customs and Border Safety brokers had promised him that they might get the “chaos” on the border “below management” with a return to the Trump-era insurance policies.
“The brokers had been clear, Sean, they stated put in place the Stay in Mexico coverage,” Jordan stated. “Proceed to construct the wall and we are going to cease this drawback, get this factor below management and have the authorized immigration that we’re alleged to have. Not this unlawful chaos and disaster that we now see on the border.”
Mark Meadows, Trump’s former White Home chief of workers, was interviewed by Hannity alongside Jordan. He echoed Jordan’s name for a return to the previous president’s insurance policies, saying that “now’s the time to make it possible for we return to the insurance policies that labored below President Donald Trump.”
Newsweek reached out to the White Home for remark.