- Former White House adviser Jared Kushner called out Republican governors who have been using migrants as “political pawns.”
- Kushner reminded the governors that the migrants are “human beings” who had already gone through so much to get into the country.
- He then called for the return of former President Donald Trump’s stringent immigration policies to prevent more crossings.
Jared Kushner, former White House adviser, criticized the move of Republican governors involving the transportation of migrants, while calling for the return of former President Donald Trump’s stringent immigration policies.
Kushner, who is also Trump’s son-in-law, said on Fox News’s “Outnumbered” that the events at the southern border have been troubling.
He stated, “We have to remember that these are human beings, they’re people, so seeing them being used as political pawns one way or the other is very troubling to me.”
Last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis chartered two flights containing about 50 migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard. Fellow Republican governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Doug Ducey of Arizona had also sent a total of over 10,000 migrants to Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C.
Their actions have been called out by Democrats who accused them of playing with migrants’ lives for political theater.
Kushner echoed some of the concerns about the migrants’ “very sad situation,” while touting his father-in-law’s border policies.
He stated, “People don’t talk enough about the fact that these people are lured into these journeys by the coyotes, they’re paying a lot of money. I think 80 percent of women are sexually assaulted along the way. They come into America, they don’t have papers, many of them are exploited.”
Kushner pointed out that the border was “secure” and “very safe” under former President Trump’s administration, during which “we had the lowest border crossings in history.” He said that migrants could be deterred from crossing into the country if the wall-building efforts are restarted, thereby preventing “a lot of death” and “a lot of sexual exploitation.”
Source: The Hill