GOP representative predicts 1 million migrants at the border by summertime

GOP representative predicts 1 million migrants at the border by summertime
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Rep. Michael McCaulMichael Thomas McCaulPentagon, State Department square off on Afghanistan accountability Mike Siegel: Potential McConaughey candidacy a 'sideshow' in Texas governor race Biden signs bill to help victims of 'Havana syndrome' MORE (R-Texas) on Sunday predicted 1 million migrants will attempt to enter the United States by the summer, as the Biden administration deals with a surge at the border.

“It's going to get worse. It's going to get a lot worse, springtime, summer, more and more come over. The messages coming back that, 'Hey, we got a new president; come on inl; We're open for business to the traffickers,' ” McCaul told host Martha Raddatz on ABC’s “This Week.”

“I predict a million people trying to get into this country by the summertime,” McCaul said.

These comments come as the Biden administration is responding to a surge of migrants at the southern border, especially unaccompanied minors.

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“I think they’ve created the crisis. He says he has a plan. I haven't seen a plan. They talked about humane conditions, humanitarian. They have created a humanitarian crisis down here at this border that you have seen now,” McCaul said.

In recent days, the Biden administration has taken a stronger stance on immigration at the border, urging migrants not to make the journey to the United States right now. McCaul, however, called this new messaging “too little too late.”

“And the reason why they are coming is because he says words do matter, and they do. The messaging is that if you want to come, you can stay,” he said on Sunday.