“Rubio Delivers Floor Speech on the Danger of Democrats’ Catch and Release Policies; Nothing Compassionate About Policy; Traffickers Luring More People FEB 05 2021
Miami, FL — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke on the Senate floor to discuss the danger of Democrats’ catch and release policies. Watch his full remarks here. https://youtu.be/3VibLKotWdI
Rubio: Starting seven days ago, if you arrived at the border of the United States with children, you were allowed to stay in the country with a notice to appear, a promise to appear…
I have tremendous compassion for the extraordinary challenges and horrifying conditions in which people live in the Western Hemisphere and Central America and the like.
There’s nothing compassionate about this policy, what this is doing, what’s happening right now and I have seen it, I’ve talked to people that are — and you can talk to the government officials in these countries — is these evil traffickers, who take money from these people, who push them through the jungles, who abuse on them, who sometimes kill them and do horrifying things, are now out there marketing this, they’re going around telling people throughout the Western Hemisphere, you can now get into the United States and come with children because if you do, they’re going to give you a little piece of paper and they’re going to let you go on a Greyhound bus anywhere you want in the country. And you never have to show up again.
This is going to create chaos on the border, and it is inhumane to lure people to this country with a policy that is encouraging these traffickers to go out and do this to them.” https://www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?id=71A38332-249A-4B2B-BC8D-C85AF9DC54D3
“Rubio: Democrats’ Dangerous Catch-and-Release Policies Are Bad for America
FEB 05 2021
Washington, D.C.— U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a statement after Senate Democrats voted against a common sense amendment to the budget resolution that would have prevented the Biden Administration’s dangerous catch-and-release policies.
“By restoring catch-and-release policies, the Biden Administration and Senate Democrats are sending a signal to the world that it is okay to enter our borders illegally,” Rubio said.
“Not only will it result in more illegal immigration into our country amid a global pandemic but also at a time when Americans are struggling to find work.
Worst of all it means countless men, women and children will entrust their lives to smugglers in an attempt to enter the U.S.
The human cost of these policies are real, and it is shameful Democrats would return to these dangerous policies that have failed America for decades.” https://www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?id=D8941F6D-1A13-4C02-882B-CDCCBFDB5666