Biden’s border crisis worsens
The political, social, and humanitarian crisis that has hit the community of Del Rio, Texas is only the most severe symptom of an evolving border crisis that has been caused by the policies of President Biden … period. It is HIS border crisis.
Biden reversed virtually every program, project and proposal set forth by the Trump administration to get control of America’s southern border and restore a semblance of LEGAL immigration. Biden summarily stopped construction of the border wall even as unfinished work and purchased supplies lay on the ground. Biden attempted to reverse the agreement Trump had with Mexico for migrants to remain south of the border as asylum applications were being processed. Biden curtailed the enforcement work of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Worst of all, Biden has consistently – before his election and since – signaled to potential migrants from anywhere that the southern border is open. It is true that Vice President Harris advised migrants to not come to America. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas told the world that the U.S. border is not open – even as hundreds of thousands proved it was.
These warnings were not effective – and may not have been intended to be effective – because Biden simultaneously signaled that IF you do attempt to cross the border your chance of deportation is very low. Interestingly, Biden has never used the bully pulpit to forcefully tell potential migrants to shelter in place. In other words, “stay home.”
Why isn’t that working? The answer is obvious. It is because the admonition to stay home is undercut by the policy that will enable migrants to stay – and they know it. It is undermined by a range of benefits that are dangled in front of potential migrants – welfare, schooling, jobs, drivers’ licenses and sanctuary in Democrat strongholds. Migrants can see that Biden is stopping the wall. Stopping enforcement. Allowing migrants to flow freely into the general population.
The Biden administration’s stay-at-home plea is like telling a child not to take any cookies out of the cookie jar, “but if you do, please clean up the mess.” The only problem with the analogy is that no one is being told – or even allowed – to clean up the mess.
So, why is it that Biden – and the Democrats – will not impose policies that will control the border and restore the concept of legal immigration?
The most cynical answer is that they believe that the millions of people they allow to enter illegally will eventually be given legal status – and even citizenship. AND that they will overwhelmingly be Democrat voters.
This theory gains credence when you consider that Democrats also favor extending the right to vote to non-citizens. They are already implementing such a peculiar “right” in some local elections. The theory gains further credence since no other explanation seems to explain this utter disregard for immigration laws. One might argue that the open borders policy is just the result of stupidity – but Biden and the Democrats are not THAT stupid.
The continuing and growing crisis at our southern border is on Biden. It is the Biden Border Crisis. This buck definitely stops at his desk.
As a footnote, I also believe that Democrats will be shocked in the future as millions matriculate to citizenship. I do not believe those folks will be the dependable Democrat voters Biden & Co. hope. But in the meantime, the Biden Border Crisis will plague his administration for the rest of his presidency – and be a black mark on what is starting to shape up as his pathetic legacy.
So, there ‘tis.