US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham stated last Tuesday during an interview with Fox News that people arriving at the US border in the Yuma, Arizona area no longer appear to be economically displaced migrants.
Graham also criticized the decision made by the Joe Biden Administration to end raids on workplaces targeting undocumented employees, arguing that the measure will cause more people to try to enter the North American country irregularly. At the same time, he opined that current trends are already do not correspond to a “economic migration”.
“Only 40,000 Brazilians pass through the Yuma Sector heading to Connecticut wearing designer clothes and Gucci bags“said the senator from South Carolina.
In another interview with The Washington Post, the Republican politician reiterated that he was surprised by the number of “elegantly dressed” people he saw in the place.
“Normally when you get to the border, you see people dressed in a very haggard way and who look like someone who has been through hell,” he said. “This time, in Yuma there were dozens that looked as if they were checking into a hotelelegantly dressed, “he added.
“People see America open,” Graham said. “Is it so taking advantage of us. And it won’t be long before a terrorist appears in this crowd, “the senator concluded.
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