Sheriff Tom Schmerber, of Maverick County, Texas, is warning that the “wave” of illegal immigrants coming through the southern border “want to keep on going north,” but it’s “not too late” for northern states to help stop the flood of illegal immigration.
During an appearance on Fox News’ “Your World” on Monday, Schmerber stated that he hasn’t “seen anything that would stop this immigration problem coming through” the southern border.
“When it started, when I saw this problem, I was saying that it might go two years,” the sheriff said. “We’re almost on the one-year period. And I’m thinking it’s going to be the second year going with this problem. Because I haven’t seen anything that would stop this immigration problem coming through to the USA.”
Schmerber went on to note that there is always a bit of a problem with illegal immigration whenever a “change in administration” happened in Washington, D.C., but it would usually stop “right away.” Not this time, though, according to the sheriff.
“I worked with the Border Patrol, I retired from the Border Patrol and I have never seen something like this,” he said. “Once in a while, I would see some kind of a — every time there was a change in administration over there in D.C., Washington D.C., we had a little problem, but would stop it right away. This is not happening right now.”
Maverick County, TX Sheriff Tom Schmerber joins Neil to discuss the migrant surge at the southern border pic.twitter.com/3LMwUzoKVA
— Neil Cavuto (@TeamCavuto) September 12, 2022
The discussion later turned to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) bussing illegal immigrants from the border to three Democrat-run cities — Washington, D.C., New York City and Chicago.
First Texas bus of migrants has arrived in Chicago.
Biden's inaction at our border puts Texans at risk & is overwhelming our communities.
We'll continue bussing migrants to sanctuary cities like NYC, DC, & now Chicago until the federal gov't does its job & secures the border. pic.twitter.com/RccsdIOXiI
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) September 1, 2022
Responding to the governor’s actions, Schmerber noted that Abbott was attempting to force people who live far from the border to experience the crisis that border towns and states are dealing with.
“Well, I think, there [are] two ways of me thinking,” the sheriff said. “One would be, yes, he’s doing that so that people up north will see the problem that we have here over here. I mean, that’s — I see like, the northern states, they’re very comfortable. They don’t have — they don’t see these problems over here. But I do want to tell them that this is a wave. This is a wave…they want to keep on going north. So, they will see it eventually. This wave’s going up in there in the north. And hopefully, it’s not too late for them to try to control something.”