When Rep. Ron Wright (R) passed away in February after a long battle with lung cancer, some two dozen Republican, Democrat, and Independent voters decided that they would run for the now-vacant congressional seat in Texas’ 6th district.
One of those congressional candidates is Republican Attorney and former Asst. Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) under President Donald Trump, Sery Kim.
Kim, who has received the endorsements of Reps. Pete Sessions (R-TX), Young Kim (R-CA), and Michelle Steel (R-CA), recently sat down with Texas Politics to discuss, among other things, the ongoing immigration crisis along the U.S. southern border, where she firmly place blame on President Joe Biden.
“The Biden Administration started the crisis during Obama/Biden years,” said Kim. “I mean they’re the ones that actually created these detention camps for migrant children. This is not something that was created by either president George W Bush or reinforced by President Donald J Trump. They’re the ones that created it. There are the ones that are trying to rename the problem that they did.”
Earlier this week, 20 Texas House Reps — Beth Van Duyne, Ronny L. Jackson, Jodey Arrington, Brian Babin, Kevin Brady, Michael C. Burgess M.D., John Carter, Michael Cloud, Dan Crenshaw, Pat Fallon, Louie Gohmert, Lance Gooden, Michael McCaul, Troy Nehls, August Pfluger, Chip Roy, Pete Sessions, Van Taylor, Randy Weber, and Roger Williams —all signed a letter to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton urging him to file a lawsuit against the Biden Administration to uphold Title 42.
The Title 42 measure puts the safety of Americans first above all by using immigration restrictions to keep illegal aliens from bringing in COVID-19 across the U.S. border.
A visibly frustrated Kim, who clearly does not mince her words, expressed her support for the members, saying that every single illegal alien crossing the border is not being tested for COVID-19 because according to her, “there isn’t a single testing mechanism in place for these people to come over.”
“We’ve all spent the last 12 months being locked down at home based upon the concerns as it relates to COVID,” added Kim. “Every single migrant that comes over the border is not tested. There isn’t a single testing mechanism in place for these people to come over, so you’re telling me 99% of my district stayed home the last 12 months because of the COVID crisis, and yet you’re letting illegal immigrants pour through the border without even testing them for COVID?”
Legal Immigration and her Parents.
“I don’t know about you, but like as an Asian-American, people automatically assume that I’m like fresh off the boat, or in my case fresh off the airplane, right?” And for my parents, they waited in Seoul South Korea for 10 years so that they could legally immigrate here. Every action that my parents took since they came here and myself, as it relates to immigration and becoming a naturalized citizen, was a legal process and yet our process took an extra long time because the Democrats focus on illegals as opposed to legal people.”
I mean no one gave my parents any extra credit when they were working three jobs to put food on the table, but you’re telling me illegal people can come over here to the United States, mostly through a border state like Texas, and they get first priority over people like me? That’s incredibly unfair and I think the Biden administration is creating a two-tier system where if you break the law you have priority, but if you obey the law you don’t.”
“Whenever you name something, it’s just a talking point. You have to look at the substance behind it. I mean I read the Mueller report 19 times. You can say that there was collusion, but after you read the report 19 times and all footnotes of the two volumes, there weren’t.
So, when you look at the substance of what is in a migrant camp when you look at the substance of what is in a detention camp, that’s exactly what it is. Those people are forced to stay there, and they’re not allowed to leave. They are put in that situation because they came to the United States illegally.
They don’t have access to health care, because that’s what the Biden administration wants. They don’t have education, because that’s what the Biden administration wants. Children are sexually abused because that’s what the Biden administration wants. You can call it a welcome center, but I’m not traveling anywhere where any of those issues happen.”
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has set the special election for May 1.
Here is the list of candidates:
- Jana Lynne Sanchez
- Patrick Moses
- Lydia Bean
- Shawn Lassiter
- Matt Hinterlong
- Brian K. Stephenson
- Manuel Richard Salazar III
- Daryl J. Eddings Sr.
- Chris Suprun
- Tammy Allison
- Susan Wright
- Jake Ellzey
- Dan Rodimer
- John Anthony Castro
- Sery Kim
- Brian Harrison
- Mike Egan
- Michael Wood
- Jenny Garcia Sharon
- Michael Ballantine
- Travis Rodermund
- Adrian Mizher
- Phil Gray