Sen. Lindsey Graham is claiming that Brazilian immigrants are arriving at the border ‘wearing designer clothes and Gucci bags’
Sen. Lindsey Graham claims that Brazilian immigrants wearing designer clothes are trying to enter the US.
Graham made the claim to Fox News host Sean Hannity and The Washington Post.
However, pictures his spokesperson sent to The Post did not appear to show people carrying Gucci bags.
Sen. Lindsey Graham is claiming that immigrants from Brazil are entering the US via the Mexican border “wearing designer clothes and Gucci bags.”
Graham made this statement to Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday while criticizing the Biden administration’s border policy.
“We had 40,000 Brazilians come through the Yuma Sector alone headed for Connecticut wearing designer clothes and Gucci bags,” the South Carolina senator claimed on Fox News. “This is not economic migration anymore. People see an open America. They’re taking advantage of us. And it won’t be long before a terrorist gets in this crowd.”
“Usually, when you go to the border, you see people who are dressed really haggardly and who look like they’ve been through hell,” he told The Post. “This time at Yuma, there were dozens that looked like they were checking into a hotel, and smartly dressed.”
“This is something new. I would advise the Biden administration to do what the Obama administration did and fly them back,” Graham said, adding that he thought Connecticut and two other states he could not immediately recall were “destinations.”
Kevin Bishop, a spokesman for Graham’s office, also provided The Post with additional comments and photographs that he says were taken during the Yuma trip.