[Statement] Rev. Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference Responds to the Escalating Crisis at America’s Southern Border

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Biden’s ‘wink and nod’ is a dream come true for the coyotes, cartels and human traffickers. Immigrants & Americans are losing every moment of every day
Mar. 16, 2021

SACRAMENTO — Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, releases the following statement in response to the situation at the Mexico-U.S. border:

“The Biden administration is unfortunately continuing a multi-presidential administrative legacy allowing chaos and facilitating humanitarian crises at America’s southern border. President Biden has thus far failed in his commitment to do something different. He has failed to develop a viable plan to protect the citizens of this country and the innocent lives of those men, women and children approaching our border. “To be clear: the President of the United States has himself given a haphazard and de facto green light to human traffickers around the world to apply their profane trade on the dreams of the most vulnerable.
“President Biden’s words and actions are now prompting record numbers of migrants to approach our southern border, producing an overwhelming backlog, and all the predictable effects. An application of biblical wisdom is in order: ‘Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?’
“Was there was no plan, no study, no analysis, no reform? Just permission?
“Former President Obama famously stated that elections have consequences. But policies also have consequences. Biden’s wink and nod has come with dire consequences. It is a dream come true for the coyotes, cartels and human traffickers. The American people and desperate, innocent immigrants are losing—not only their security but often their lives.
“It’s over time for the Biden administration to work with Congress to move forward on comprehensive immigration reform that will protect our border, and incorporate advanced technology to vet those seeking entrance to our country. In the meantime, the southern border must be secured, now.”

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