Robert F. Kennedy Jr. traveled to Yuma, Arizona, Tuesday to survey the fallout of the Biden administration’s border policies, as well as to speak with those left to pick up the pieces, such as Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls and Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot.
At an unfinished section of border wall — the completion of which President Joe Biden halted his first day in office — Kennedy observed hundreds of illegal aliens flout American law and steal into the country.
“This is not a good thing for our country. It’s not a good thing for these people. And it’s unsustainable,” Kennedy said in a cell phone video, with illegal aliens from China, Peru, Afghanistan, and elsewhere reportedly behind him.
As foreign nationals slipped by just feet away, Kennedy, running against Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination, explained early Tuesday morning, “In three years, in total, seven million people have come across the border illegally into our country. And from here, they’re put on these buses and they’re brought to the Border Patrol’s station where they’re processed. After four or five days, they’re released on their on recognizance into our country and most of them are never seen or heard from again.”
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, over 1.4 million illegal aliens stole into the country between October and April alone. Between October 2021 and September 2022, the number of southwest land border encounters was well over 2.3 million. Another 1.7 million entered illegally between October 2020 and September 2021. Among those who have entered illegally are suspected terrorists.
At 2 am this morning, I visited the border outside of Yuma, Arizona where thousands of migrants are crossing the border each week. You have to see it with your own eyes. #Kennedy24 pic.twitter.com/Fbl4mPr44A
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) June 6, 2023
Prior to the expiration of Title 42, which was used to eject roughly 2.8 million illegal aliens from the U.S., illegal immigration was already costing taxpayers $151 billion per year, not including losses suffered by the demos as a result of grievous crimes routinely committed by criminal noncitizens in the homeland.
Last month, Kennedy noted on Twitter that Francisco Oropeza Perez-Torres, an illegal alien deported back to Mexico four times, had been arrested for the April 28 murder of five people, including a 9-year-old boy.
“It is not anti-immigrant bigotry to demand an immigration system that keeps out criminals,” wrote Kennedy. “As President, I will enforce a secure border, and I will expand the kind of LEGAL immigration that made our country great.”
Perez-Torres is by no means uncommon.
In the way of convictions of criminal noncitizens, so far this year there have been: 493 for assault or battery; 792 for drunk driving; 129 for rape and other sexual offenses; 12 for murder; and thousands of convictions for other assorted crimes. In the previous years that Biden has been president, there were over 120 murder convictions. From 2017 to 2020, there were altogether 11 murder convictions.
Kennedy told Elon Musk in a Twitter Spaces interview Monday that he would have the U.S.-Mexico border permanently sealed, not just as a means to rectify U.S. sovereignty and deter crime but to stop foreign nationals from piracy into the nation and exhausting resources intended for hard working American citizens.
We talked about the tragedy at our border and the horrific child trafficking that’s happening the day this photo was taken.
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) June 7, 2023
More unbelievable footage from the border between Sasabe and Nogales, Arizona! Cartel bunkers, and their leftist enabler’s. Want to know why the cartels helped the Democrats steal the election from President @realDonaldTrump in 2020 and @KariLake, @AbrahamHamadeh and… pic.twitter.com/pACgElIhOZ
— Ben Bergquam – Real America’s Voice (RAV-TV) News (@BenBergquam) June 7, 2023
Powerful. RFK Jr is one of the very few Dems willing to go to the border & call out the humanitarian disaster that is unfolding with the #BidenBorderCrisis
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 8, 2023
.@KariLake: "Our citizens are in danger, & time is of the essence. There's no time to delay. We can't wait like damsels in distress in these border states for Joe Biden's corrupt government to come in & bail us out. It's not gonna happen. We gotta do it on our own. We need strong… pic.twitter.com/VvKUBPPBB2
— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) June 8, 2023