National Border Patrol Council Vice President Hector Garza Thursday blamed Congress for a massive migrant caravan that is reportedly making its way through Mexico toward the United States' southern border.
“This caravan is no accident," Garza told Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "It’s actually the result of all these sanctuary policies. It’s the result of Congress not acting and continuing to encourage illegal immigration.”
The new caravan is estimated to contain up to 10,000 migrants, reports Fox, and Garza said the movement is happening because migrants are taking advantage of how the United States' immigration system processes people seeking asylum.
“President Trump is doing everything in his power to be able to stop this crisis but Democrats and some activists are just doing everything behind his back to undermine his authority,” he said.
Garza also noted that some Democratic presidential candidates, such as Sens. Bernie Sanders and Cory Booker have acknowledged that there is a crisis at the nation's border, but his question for them is what are they doing about it.
Meanwhile, Garza said President Donald Trump has drawn attention to the migrant surge and has held Mexico accountable "like no other president."
"They are moving and they are stopping some of these caravans because if not, the situation at the border will only get worse," he said.
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