GOP Rep. Compares Migrants To Invaders: ‘D-Day Every Month Along Our Southern Border’

UNITED STATES - JUNE 26: Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La., is seen after a meeting of the House Republican Conference in the Capitol on June 26, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 26: Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La., is seen after a meeting of the House Republican Conference in the Capitol on June 26, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
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March 6, 2019 12:40 p.m.

Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) on Wednesday compared the number of migrants and asylum seekers at the United States’ southern border to “a D-Day every month.”

During a House Homeland Security Committee hearing, Higgins — who’s perhaps best known for making political points from a Nazi gas chamber — tallied the number of Americans involved in the D-Day invasion, 73,000, and compared it to the “76,103, according to my numbers, apprehensions along our southern border last month.”

In reality, the 76,103 figure is a sum of both people apprehended between ports of entry — many of whom are asylum-seekers — and migrants and asylum-seekers who presented themselves at ports of entry and were deemed inadmissible.

“We have D-Day every month along our southern border,” Higgins said.

Even comparing the numbers themselves, it’s not true that they’re representative of “every month”: February saw an unusually high number of apprehensions and asylum-seekers deemed ineligible compared to other months in recent years.

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