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Published On: Wed, Jul 16th, 2014

Sen Harry Reid asserts ‘border is secure,’ Charles Krauthammer and White House don’t agree

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters Tuesday that the Southern border is secure, despite the massive surge of undocumented minors and immigrants crossing over into the U.S. from Mexico, Central and South America.

“The border is secure,” he said after the Senate Democrats’ weekly policy lunch, according to The Hill. “[Sen.] Martin Heinrich [(D-N.M.)] talked to the caucus today. He’s a border state senator. He said he can say without any equivocation the border is secure.”

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Reid then added that lawmakers should worry less about securing the border and instead focus on approving President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion request to “stem the flow of immigrants” across the border illegally.

The Nevada Senator’s comments were met immediately with criticism from the right. Conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer even questioned his mental health on Fox News.

“When you hear Harry Reid saying the border is secure you got to wonder, you know, whether he’s on his medication or not. That is so detached from reality,” Krauthammer said.

Reid then added that lawmakers should worry less about securing the border and instead focus on approving President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion request to process the thousands of children who have flocked to the U.S. illegally from Central America.

Reid’s comments were met immediately with criticism from the right. Prominent conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer even questioned his mental health on Fox News.

“When you hear Harry Reid saying the border is secure you got to wonder, you know, whether he’s on his medication or not. That is so detached from reality,” Krauthammer said.

From the WhiteHouse.gov statement on immigration: The President’s plan builds a smart, effective immigration system that continues efforts to secure our borders and cracks down on employers who hire undocumented immigrants. (Emphasis added, The Dispatch)

Therefore: We wouldn’t be continuing efforts to secure the border if it was secure.

 

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