The former Republican from California has a clear message for Biden as migrants infiltrate the luxury resort

A former top Republican in California is sending a grim message to President Biden and his fellow Democrats as suspected illegal immigrants continue to infiltrate the area around an upscale beach resort nearly 100 miles from the southern border.

Scott Baugh, the former minority leader in the California State Assembly who is running to represent the state's 47th Congressional District, told Fox News Digital in an interview that it was thanks to Biden and his policies that more Americans were now living as if they were on the edge of the state. edge of the border.

“You have an open border, which is really an existential threat to this country, with 10 million illegal immigrants crossing the border since Joe Biden was elected,” Baugh said. “We have to stop that, and we have to reverse course and put this country back on the right path.”

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President Joe Biden and Scott Baugh, Republican congressional candidate and former minority leader of the California State Assembly. (Getty Images)

The district Baugh hopes to represent includes Newport Beach, an upscale city on the Southern California coast, where earlier this month a group of about two dozen suspected illegal immigrants disembarked from a boat and fled unmolested into the community.

a viral video of the incident circulated on social media, but Baugh said such events are “a regular occurrence in Orange County,” and indeed are becoming increasingly common along California's southern coast.

“It even makes Newport Beach a border town, if you will, because migrants keep coming there, encountering illegal immigrants. But this is a direct result of my opponent's policies where they give free health care and free benefits to illegal immigrants,” he said, referring to his Democratic opponent, said Senator Dave Min.

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Democrat Senator Dave Min

Democrat California Senator Dave Min in Sacramento, California, Monday, July 10, 2023. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)

“All they have to do is land on our shores and they will qualify for free healthcare, free education and free benefits. If you continue to have a magnet that draws people in, that welcomes them illegally, well, that's not the case. You'll be surprised – it shouldn't surprise you – that they keep coming,” he said.

“We have to stop that policy and stop the incentives for it to come in. And we just need to secure our borders and have stronger enforcement,” he added.

Baugh also lamented California's soft-on-crime policies, such as Proposition 47a state ballot initiative passed in 2014 that softened penalties for certain crimes, as well as penalties that prevented local law enforcement from turning illegal immigrants over to federal immigration authorities.

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Scott Baugh

Scott Baugh, Republican candidate for California's 47th Congressional District, is interviewed on Saturday, October 7, 2023 in Huntington Beach, California. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

“These policies invite crime. And if you don't enforce crime, guess what happens. More people commit crime because there are no consequences,” he said. “It's just a result of progressive policies that don't want to hold people accountable for their illegal actions.”

Baugh vowed that if elected, he would first work to address the border crisis and rising U.S. debt burden, which he said was driving soaring inflation rates under the Biden administration.

He added that in what is expected to be a tight race, undecided voters will ultimately go his way because they are “fed up” with crime, inflation, illegal immigration and failing schools and want a better future.

Fox News Digital reached out to Min for comment, who said: “While I will actually bring solutions to the table and work across the aisle to address the border crisis in Congress, Scott Baugh's strongest supporters just bypassed the most conservative immigration deal in one fell swoop. generation – a bipartisan, Border Patrol Union-backed deal that would have funded state-of-the-art fentanyl detection at our ports of entry and hired more than 1,500 new border agents and enforcement officers.

Biden and migrants

President Biden spoke positively about mass migration during a recent interview on a Spanish-language radio show. (Biden photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images, migrant caravan photo by Jose Torres/Anadolu via Getty Images)

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“Baugh has yet to admit the truth: He would have defeated this border deal and stood in the way of our nation's security interests, just like the rest of his do-nothing party, and voters here in CA-47 will see through his views. empty attacks in 2024, just like in 2022,” he added.

Baugh served as state assemblyman from 1995 to 2000 and as minority leader from 1999 to 2000. He ran in 2022 for Democratic Rep. Katie Porter, who currently represents the 47th Congressional District, but narrowly lost.

Election analysts are rating the race for California's 47th Congressional District as “lean Democratic,” “tilt Democratic” or a “toss-up.”

Get the latest updates from the 2024 campaign trail, exclusive interviews and more on our Fox News Digital election hub.

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