Tom Homan Predicts 'Unprecedented' Border Surge Because of Biden Tom Homan (John Bazemore/AP)
By Jeffrey Rodack | Thursday, 31 December 2020 08:50 AM
Tom Homan, the former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, says the U.S. will see "unprecedented" numbers of migrants at its southern border under a Joe Biden administration.
Homan made his comments during a Thursday interview on "Fox & Friends First."
"We've been talking about this for months — that a Biden presidency would result in an unprecedented surge," he said. "When you say you're going to let hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers into the United States, when data clearly shows 90% don't qualify, they're just going to get released and wait illegally in the United States for the next amnesty. He [Biden] wants to put a moratorium on detentions. He wants to give them free healthcare.
"The border numbers are already up because of what I call the 'Biden effect.'"
Homan maintained the best thing for Biden to do is to continue with President Donald Trump's success at the border and "build upon it."
Fox News noted border apprehensions totaled 67,101 in November — up 64% from November 2019.
"If [Biden] loves this country like he says he does, he going to forget his [own] ideas because we're going to lose the border," Homan said. "We're going to see an unprecedented surge like we've never seen before."
But he said it may be too late for Biden to reevaluate his border policy.
"The cartels are already geared up," Homan said. "People are already coming. The groups are already forming. Transportation infrastructure is already there."
Biden has said it will take months to roll back some of Trump's actions on immigration, offering a slower timeline than he promised on the campaign trail.