Tech billionaire Elon Musk has voiced his support for the construction of a border wall and the implementation of stricter asylum requirements for migrants entering the United States.
We actually do need a wall and we need to require people to have some shred of evidence to claim asylum to enter, as everyone is doing that. It’s a hack that you can literally Google to know exactly what to say!
Will find out more when I visit Eagle Pass maybe as soon as…
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 27, 2023
Musk, the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and X (formerly known as Twitter), argued that individuals seeking asylum should be obligated to provide “some shred of evidence” to support their claims, asserting that the current process is too lenient and susceptible to abuse.
In a post on the platform X, Musk chimed in on a conversation about the border crisis that Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy had discussed in the context of an impending government shutdown. McCarthy had expressed concern about the increasing number of illegal border crossings, stating, “But if you paid attention last night to what happened to the border yesterday, 11,000 people came across illegally. That’s 50,000 in just the last five days.”
In response, Musk underscored the non-partisan nature of the border issue and emphasized the urgency of securing the border, stating, “The (USA) border needs to be secured. This is not a partisan issue — even the elected Democrat Party leaders of New York are saying this is a severe crisis.” Musk also noted that he would be visiting Eagle Pass, Texas, in the coming days to witness the situation firsthand.
Musk’s comments coincide with a surge in migrant numbers, particularly in areas like Eagle Pass, Texas.