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Pompeo slams Biden for ‘deeply dangerous’ border policies

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized President Biden for his “deeply dangerous” border policies in an interview Sunday.

Pompeo slammed the Biden administration for its handling of the influx of migrants, claiming the administration has allowed people to get appointments for asylum and not follow up on them once they’re in the country.

A Biden-backed border deal has failed to gain support in Congress. During his State of the Union address, Biden expressed frustration because the package would have hired more border patrol agents and immigration judges that would speed up the asylum process.

Pompeo, who served under the Trump administration, took it a step further, arguing that migrants are attempting to influence U.S. elections.

“This is the classic case of letting the inmates run the asylum and that is deeply dangerous for our country,” Pompeo said Sunday in an interview with radio talk show host John Catsimatidis on WABC 770 AM’s “Cats Roundtable.”

Pompeo pointed to a recent New York City Council request that challenges an appeals court ruling from February, which determined that the New York City law that would have allowed noncitizens to vote violates the state’s constitution.

He called it “deeply unconstitutional” and said the New York City law would go against American traditions and the pride that migrants have when they successfully and properly complete the path to citizenship and are granted the right to vote.

“I tried to articulate a better explanation for why the Democrat Party would allow this travesty to happen on our border and I thought well, there’s other reasons, there’s humanitarian concerns, but the truth of the matter is now, I think the only logical explanation, is that they believe that this will give them the power and the capacity to control the country for decades ahead,” Pompeo said.

Pompeo emphasized that his issue with the border is that there are thousands of people coming into the country and we “simply don’t know who they are.” He said he believes that a day like the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks or Hamas’s Oct. 7 attack on Israel will happen again in the United States.

“We are incentivizing bad actors to put their worst characters at our southern border and bring them across. Bring all the drugs, bring all the weapons, bring all the crime,” he said.

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