The White House messaging on immigration, with press secretary Jen Psaki rebuking the Trump administration policies, is not only "absurd," but it is "dishonest," according to former acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf.
"Those comments by Jen Psaki are not only absurd, they're just dishonest; they're not truthful," Wolf told Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures," after hearing Psaki tell reporters: "We're not looking to former President Trump or any of his advisers as a model for how we're approaching immigration."
"I don't believe she knows what she's talking about."
Wolf denounced the Biden administration handcuffing the border patrol officials and ceasing construction on the border wall and reducing security for Americans.
"It's just more of the incentives that the Biden administration is signaling to those folks south of the border – the smugglers, the traffickers, the cartels – now is the time to send those individuals across the border illegally because they're going to get a number of benefits that you outlined," Wolf told host Maria Bartiromo. "And they're going to be free from any type of law enforcement action that's going to remove them. So it's very, very concerning."
Unwinding former President Donald Trump's progress on the border, the Biden administration is going to see massive influx of illegal immigration, Wolf added.
"What we saw on day one of inauguration day is they took all of those tools off the table and they took them away from DHS law enforcement personnel, and now we see emails from DHS to ICE to CBP asking them to do more," Wolf said. "Well, I mean, that is just, again, dishonest to say, you need to do more, but I'm going to withhold a bunch of tools that will allow you to do more."
Wolf said there were 5,800 children crossing the border in January, and "it's going to be almost double that in February" and "13,000 perhaps in the month of May alone," Wolf said.
"So you're at crisis levels that you have never seen before, and again, it's at their own making," Wolf said.
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