Dem wants to pull law enforcement from processing migrants, says govt should ‘civilianize that personnel’

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A Texas Democrat proposed to eliminate law enforcement at the southern border and turn to “civilianized” personnel instead, claiming the change would “restore dignity” to the process for asylum seekers.

“We should not be utilizing law enforcement to essentially manage or oversee or process vulnerable populations,” Texas Democrat Rep. Veronica Escobar said recently on “MSNBC Reports.”

“We should civilianize that personnel and get law enforcement back to what they were trained to do,” she said, apparently forgetting that law enforcement is actually trained to enforce laws and put a stop to things like illegal border crossings.

(Video Credit: MSNBC)

“I have proposed and have been working with Secretary Mayorkas on reforming the way we process asylum seekers at the southern border,” the El Paso-based lawmaker said.

“Thankfully,” Escobar noted, “the secretary has been very open to my ideas.”

Escobar is convinced her idea would be a turning point in processing migrants on the southern border.

“I think it will really be a watershed moment for us on the border if we’re able to successfully make this work,” she explained, “so that we restore dignity to the process, restore dignity to migrants, and to federal personnel and maintain our security at the same time.”

Texas Rep. Chip Roy (R-Tx) posted the clip to social media and seemed to proclaim it was all the evidence needed to not vote Democrat in the upcoming election.

“The prosecution rests our case,” he said.

Republican National Committee Deputy Director of Rapid Response Jake Schneider called the proposal “insane.”

“What does she have in mind? Social workers?” he tweeted. “Give me a break. Democrats want OPEN BORDERS!”

Another wondered if there was some glut of unemployed social workers somewhere that she was trying to put back to work.

“They are hellbent on turning southern states blue,” wrote another person on social media.

“Democrats are dangerously lawless, pure and simple,” noted another person.

Another person chimed in just to poke fun at the inane suggestion.

Escobar’s suggestion comes on the heels of President Joe Biden’s announcement of the end of Title 42 which allowed immigration officials to turn away migrants without giving them the opportunity to apply for asylum. Many people are predicting that the change in policy will open the floodgates at the southern border.

Last summer, Escobar sent a staff member across the border to Ciudad Juárez to coach immigrants on how to utilize a loophole that would allow them entry back to the United States.


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