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I think the words matter a lot, if you alienate half of your audience by your use of terminology, it's going to hamper your ability to ever win an argument.
In our modern age, the continued menace of racially based violent extremism, particularly White supremacist extremism, is an abhorrent affront to the nation, the struggle and unity of its diverse population.
I have confidence that we will continue to take the necessary steps to establish a regional framework for migration management and a safer, more secure region.
This will build on the good work we have accomplished already with El SalvadorsneighborGuatemalain building protection capacity to try and further our efforts to provide opportunities to seek protection for political, racial, religious or social group persecution as close as possible to the origin of individuals that need it.
No child should be a pawn in a scheme to manipulate our immigration system.
The timing was unfortunate.
There are obviously places in Guatemala and in the U.S. that are dangerous. But that does not mean that it doesn't have an appropriate process, a full and fair process, for asylum seekers to present themselves for protection under international law.
If you have a Honduran family or an El Salvadoran national, instead of them having to pay a smuggler, come all the way to our border to seek asylum, when they arrive in Guatemala they're in a country that has a fair proceeding for assessing asylum claims and that's where they should make that claim.
This investigation is continuing, and the agents will be held accountable if they are CBP employees who did inappropriate things, i don't think it's reflective of the men and women we have.
It had already been reported to our inspector general. They were already looking into it.
The burden of addressing the migration flows will be something we do together as a partnership in the entire region with multiple countries.
This is the first time weve heard anything like this kind of number of law enforcement being deployed in Mexico to address migration, not just at the southern border but also on the transportation routes to the northern border and in coordinated patrols in key areas along our southwest border.
This stark and increasing shift to more vulnerable populations, combined with the overwhelming numbers, and inadequate capacity to detain families and children at ICE and Health and Human Services, respectively, is creating a humanitarian crisis.
The truth is that Congress is in the best position to establish the appropriate number of H-2B visas that American businesses should be allocated without harming U.S. workers.
We are not asking for civil society groups to provide border security assistance.
The reasonable changes proposed by this nonpartisan panel, could dramatically reduce migration of family units from Central America, help eliminate dangerous and illegal border crossings, as well as improve the care of children who are brought on this harrowing journey, these recommendations are essential to secure our border and for the safety and welfare of children living in Central America and elsewhere who will continue to make this dangerous trek north.
There will be impacts to traffic at the border. There will be a slowdown in the processing of trade.
We are doing everything we can to simply avoid a tragedy in a CBP facility, with these numbers, with the types of illnesses we're seeing at the border, I fear that it's just a matter of time.
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