(The Center Square) – A witness testifying before Congress on Wednesday about the border crisis acknowledged he’d never been to the border, resulting in U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Arizona, raising questions and concerns about the testimony.
Speaking before members of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Accountability on Wednesday, David Bier, associate director of Immigration Studies at the Washington, D.C.-based libertarian Cato Institute, blamed failed immigration policies on the Trump administration.
“In January 2017, this flawed and already failing system underwent a years-long intentional sabotage campaign unlike anything witnessed in the history of modern immigration law,” Bier, a Democrat, said. From January 2017 to January 2021, nearly 500 policies – large and small – were implemented to disrupt the legal immigration system’s normal operations.”
He also said, “America’s immigration laws and regulations were already far too restrictive, offering little to no viable alternative to illegal immigration for most immigrants seeking