© Grzegorz Wajda/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty ImagesElon Musk
The fact that illegal migrants can cross the US-Mexico border and claim asylum without any identification has effectively turned the US into a "refuge" for criminals, Elon Musk stated in a post on X (formerly Twitter) on Tuesday.

His comments came in response to a recent Bloomberg article, shared by the X user EndWokeness, reporting that Venezuela is experiencing its lowest homicide rate in 22 years, now that many criminals and gangs have left as part of a massive wave of emigration prompted by economic hardship.

EndWokeness commented on the report, stating "Venezuela has its lowest homicide rate in 22 years because their gangs are coming here."

Musk agreed and claimed:
"The ability to discard your identification documents (from any country), walk across the southern border and claim 'asylum' has turned America into a refuge for the world's worst criminals."
In another post later that day, the billionaire doubled down on his statement, writing:
"Anyone, even a literal serial killer, can toss away the ID they used to get into Mexico from anywhere in the world, then claim asylum, say they have no documents and be ushered into America."

On Wednesday, the Tesla CEO also slammed a bill proposed by Democratic Senator Laphonza Butler, asking the Biden administration for more federal taxpayer money to provide beds for immigrants in San Diego after the county shelter ran out of funding. The senator warned that between 800 and 1,000 people residing in the shelter would be released per day otherwise.

Musk responded:
"Dams are bursting all over the country. America is only 4% of Earth's population and if just 1% of the rest of the Earth moves to the US, it would crush all of the country's essential services.

"I am ringing the alarm bell, because the flood of illegals is crushing the country."
The state of the US-Mexico border has become one of the key issues in US politics over the past year amid a historic influx of millions of immigrants. Republican lawmakers have been demanding tighter controls and more money to be set aside to deal with the border crisis, prompting them to block a multi-billion-dollar aid package for Ukraine.