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The Story Behind Del Rio, The Face Of Biden’s Border Crisis

Todd Bensman, author of ‘America’s Covert Border War,’ discusses Biden’s Southern border crisis and why Haitians flocked to Del Rio, Texas.


On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Todd Bensman, a Senior National Security Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies and author of “America’s Covert Border War: The Untold Story of the Nation’s Battle to Prevent Jihadist Infiltration,” joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss President Joe Biden’s Southern border crisis and why Haitians flocked to Del Rio, Texas.

“This story is something different than other border stories because of the scales, and the volumes, and the drama associated with it and the implications for the interior, for the long term, and also for the immediate and distant political horizon in this country,” Bensman said. “I don’t understand why there isn’t more publicity, more analysis, and coverage of the border except that most journalists are liberals. I know it. I was there for 23 years — I worked there among them and they are liberals and the border is polling terrible for the Biden administration. I think that they now are overtly sided with the Democratic Party.”

Bensman said the Biden administration is capable of ending the border crisis but won’t.

“When the Biden administration wants the Mexican government to care, they can make the Mexican government care and the Mexican government is absolutely essential to shutting down flows to the southern border,” Bensman said. “So if the Biden administration was able to do it for this particular camp, and was able to do the repatriation flights for this particular camp, my argument goes that it follows that they could put both of those in play for the wider border crisis and end it in 48 hours.”