Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview Thursday that the federal government needs to cut off the welfare “magnet” to curb illegal immigration and stop the migrant crisis at the border.
Arrington spoke to Breitbart News as he led a large House Texas Republican delegation to the southern border to witness the migrant crisis unfolding there less than 100 days into President Joe Biden’s administration.
He said that although many news outlets have reported on the migrant crisis, seeing it in person gives it a better perspective.
“It’s one of those things that you have to see to really see it firsthand to appreciate what an unprecedented disaster it is,” he told Breitbart News.
To combat the migrant crisis, Arrington said the federal government needs to cut off the “magnet” for migrants to cross the border, namely businesses hiring illegal immigrants and welfare benefits