Roy Claims ‘Border Remains Open’

Roy Claims ‘Border Remains Open’

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
June 11, 2024

President Joe Biden’s (D) executive order to curtail illegal immigration is not sitting well with lawmakers on either side of the aisle. The move, announced last week, has disappointed some to the left and angered those on the right. Texas Rep. Chip Roy (R) is calling into question the order, deeming it theatrics because “the border remains open.”

On social media, Rep. Roy shared an announcement from Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin.

According to Melugin, an internal Border Patrol memo directed to agents in the San Diego sector after the president made the executive order, the agents were instructed “to release single adults from all but six countries in the eastern hemisphere.” Those released would be classified as “’hard’” or ‘very hard’ to remove.”

The memo calls on agents “to process all single adults from 100+ countries in the eastern hemisphere as NTA/OR, which means ‘Notice to Appear/Release on Own Recognizance’, except for six countries which are deemed ‘mandatory referral’ countries.” These countries are Uzbekistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Georgia, Moldova, and Kyrgyzstan.

According to Biden’s Wins, a social media account dedicated to supporting the incumbent president, new polling indicates that 70% of Americans back the president’s executive order. “The vast majority of Americans are also furious that Donald Trump prevented the toughest border security legislation in decades from passing.”

Responding to the poll, Rep. Roy expressed that what the Biden Administration is doing “is not leadership.” Instead, he believes that "this is deception.”

“The border remains open no matter how hard they spin some half hearted effort,” he wrote on social media.

Rep. Roy, who’s called on both President Biden and Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas to be arrested, has been a vocal critic of the incumbent president on social media, and his latest comments come as the president attempts to address illegal immigration concerns.

After the president announced the executive order, Rep. Roy disregarded it as too little, too late.

On Fox Across With Jimmy Failla’s show, Rep Roy questioned why the president would not “do an executive order that I could have done three and a half years ago to do half the number that we said was going to be the important number back in January with our fake Senate bill.”

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.

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