Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was not given much of a chance to unseat Joe Biden in the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries, but he continues to demonstrate that he is in it to win it.
RFK Jr. visited Yuma, Arizona, this week to meet with border and law enforcement personnel, illegal immigrants, local citizens, and charities attempting to deal with the massive influx of migrants that began in earnest more than two years ago when Vice President Joe Biden reversed the majority of former President Donald Trump’s highly effective immigration policies on his first day in office.
In a later interview with NewsNation, Kennedy described the border situation as a “dystopian nightmare” that “clearly could have been prevented.”
In contrast, Biden made his sole visit to the frontier in January, but it appeared to be more of a photo op. CNN reported that during Biden’s three-hour visit en route to Mexico, he did not interact with any migrants and did not observe any makeshift encampments along the city’s streets. He also reportedly spent only minutes at the border wall that Trump canceled after it was built.
In an interview with NewsNation, RFK Jr. described Biden’s immigration and border policies as “unsustainable.” At 2 a.m., while standing near an unfinished portion of the wall, Kennedy told the network that he had seen at least 150 unlawful immigrants enter the country within the previous hour.
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
In a brief video he shared on Twitter, RFK Jr. stated that he had met migrants from West Africa, Peru, Afghanistan, China, India, and Bangladesh, among other nations.
“Altogether, people have come across right here from 117 nations in the last couple of years. In three years in total, 7 million people have come across the border illegally,” he said.
He went on to clarify that once migrants illegally cross the border and are apprehended, they are taken to facilities and processed before being released into the United States approximately four or five days later.
“Most of them are never seen or heard from again,” he said.
“The stories that we heard from these people are absolutely heartbreaking. This is a humanitarian crisis because of the understanding across the globe that we now have an open border here,” Kennedy noted further.
He continued by stating that many migrants, particularly women and children, are sexually abused en route to the United States.
“There are all kinds of just horrific, terrible, terrible stories. And this is not a good thing for our country. It’s not a good thing for these people. It is unsustainable,” Kennedy concluded.
RFK Jr. posed for a picture with Yuma County Sheriff Leon Willmot, who he quoted as noting, “This shouldn’t be a partisan issue, it’s a health and public safety issue. It’s a humanitarian crisis.”
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“I agree. I’m at the border learning about the situation here. So many heartbreaking stories,” RFK Jr. said in a tweet. CONTINUE READING…