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ICYMI: Rubio Joins The Ingraham Angle

Jun 3, 2024 | Press Releases

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined The Ingraham Angle to discuss the dangers of the border crisis, the Biden Administration floating an executive order on illegal immigration, and more. See below for highlights and watch the full interview on YouTube and Rumble.

On the shooting of two NYPD officers allegedly by an illegal immigrant:

“It’s an example of why it’s never a good idea to allow 9 to 10 million people to come into your country illegally. Let’s say 90-95% of the people are not here to commit crimes. That’s still 5% of 9 million, which is a lot of people. 

“The Venezuelans that have been here, they’ve been telling me for a year and a half that this criminal element is coming over…. We see it now. They were absolutely right. The truth of the matter is these people were criminals in Venezuela. They’re criminals here. This idea that they’re being vetted at the border is a joke. The Venezuelan authorities aren’t providing us documentation. Some of these people are part of a gang that’s been terrorizing Chile, Peru, and Ecuador. They’ve been working their way through Central America and towards the United States.

“I want to add one more piece of it. We have a lot of people that have come from Central Asia, places we have no background information on whatsoever…. ISIS-linked groups have been running a trafficking group. They’re in the business of moving migrants into the U.S. Why would we not think that they would use that exact same business of moving migrants to move terrorists? I think we have to assume, built on common sense, that, in addition to criminals, there are people in this country who have links to terrorism and have the intent of committing terrorist acts at some point in the future. 

“It’s an incredibly dangerous situation that Biden, Kamala Harris, and this administration have allowed to happen over the last three and a half years.”

On the Biden Administration floating an executive order on illegal immigration:

“They spent three years telling us there wasn’t a border crisis. They repeatedly denied that there was even a border crisis to begin with. Then they claimed they don’t have the power. They have the power to reverse all of the almost 100 executive decisions that Joe Biden took when he took office in the first month. All of them were reversing Trump’s policies. 

“[Biden] campaigned on it [in 2020]. He campaigned on a message that he was going to be more welcoming and, as a result, more people came. This is entirely incentive-based. If people think it will be easier to get here and easier to stay, they will come. If they don’t, they won’t. Joe Biden was elected on the promise of making it easier to come illegally and easier to stay if you do, and the result is we’ve seen close to 10 million people now across the border of the United States illegally in just three and a half years.”

On the significance of controlling the Senate in addressing the border crisis:

“It’s extraordinarily important [who controls the Senate] because, number one, all of those nominations go through the Senate. [Former nominees such as] Mayorkas and others that are in charge, they’re complicit in [the border crisis]. That’s number one. 

“Number two, [controlling the Senate gives] leverage over the administration. Right now, [Republicans] don’t have the Senate, and it limits our ability to do things. We can’t even call hearings to investigate this [border crisis] because, obviously, Democrat chairs are not going to go ahead and do this. 

“I think it would be great to subpoena some of the internal communications [of the Biden Administration] and have those produced, so we can actually see how there was collusion involved in making this [border crisis] happen. They knew what they were doing. This is by design.”