Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) told Breitbart News on Friday that migrants he spoke with at the southern border acknowledged they did not have legitimate asylum claims but were seeking economic benefits in America relative to their countries of origin.
Cotton said migrants he talked to admitted their reasons for seeking entry to America were not rooted in legitimate fears of persecution, Cotton shared.
“I talked to so many of these migrants,” Cotton said on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily in an interview with Alex Marlow, author of Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media’s Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption. “On the side, [these migrants] did the dog and pony show with a bunch of other senators. I grabbed a Border Patrol officer who spoke Spanish. We went [and] talked to some of [the migrants] sitting on the benches waiting to be processed.”
Cotton continued, “I said, ‘Where are you from?