“I think Trump has gone too far right in separating families and children, and then I think President Biden and the administration are not doing enough. We have to find the right balance,” he told host Bill Hemmer. “You have to listen to community leaders. »
Cueller also said solutions need to be found to prevent potential immigrants from arriving at the border, instead of fixing the situation there. He said Mexico’s aid helped reduce immigration waves in 2015 (under President Barack Obama) and 2019 (under President Trump).
“I’ve been saying this for years,” Cuellar said, “we as Democrats and Republicans can continue to play defense on the one-yard line, or we can play defense on their 20-yard line — and that’s what’s leading Mexico to do it more.”