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Border Crises (Part 1):  Is Biden open border policy an impeachable offense?

Border Crises (Part 1):  Is Biden open border policy an impeachable offense?

First the facts. 

Defending the border is the constitutional responsibility of the federal government.  It is argued that it is the exclusive responsibility of Uncle Sam (aka Joe Biden).  When border states attempt to use law enforcement to defend their southern borders, the federal government (Biden’s government) orders them to stand down.

As a consequence, millions of illegal aliens have entered the United States, and remain in the United States since Biden took office on January 20, 2021.  Over Christmas weekend, 35,000 migrants entered the United States.  In December the total was 250,000, and in the final quarter of 2023, more than 730,000 – and counting.

To veil their intent to allow the migrant invasion, Biden, Democrat leaders and their media allies depict the millions of migrants simply as impoverished asylum seekers awaiting adjudication of their cases.  In fact, 80 percent of the millions that are residing in America – taking advantage of benefits generally meant for citizens – are ineligible for asylum.   In other words, they are here illegally and should be deported.  Hundreds of thousands will never leave America even if they are ineligible for asylum.

Those numbers represent a clear and present danger to the stability and security of the United States.  The invasion of migrants is overrunning the nation’s physical infrastructure, undermining the nation’s and local government’s financial resources — and generating criminal activities that is literally killing American citizens every day from murders, car accidents and drug overdoses.  In addition, it is believed that hundreds, if not thousands, of terrorist types are believed to have entered among the got-aways based on the growing number being apprehended at the border.

While Biden refuses to use the powers of the presidency to secure the border from surge of foreign nationals illegally crossing, he supports policies to entice migrants to come to America by the millions. Illegal migrants are being provided with a growing number of benefits at the expense of the American taxpayer – schooling, jobs, welfare, drivers’ licenses. None of these are constitutional rights available to non-citizens. Cities such as New York are granting local voting rights to illegal aliens — one of the most fundamental rights of citizenship. 

The border is not secure because of the willful inaction of Biden as the man-in-charge. He is not even ordering the level of deportations that earned President Obama the title of Deporter-in-Chief.  Biden has not only not followed border security measures imposed by President Trump – such as the wall, Title 42, and detention in Mexico – he abandoned them.

Consequently, America’s southern border is NOT secure – not withstanding Homeland security Director Alejandro Mayorkas preposterous claim to the contrary.  The clear disregard of the Constitution by Mayorkas has earned him threats of impeachment — and he is only following orders.

It is abundantly clear that Biden is failing – even refusing – to fulfill his constitutional obligation to secure the American borders from foreign threats.  He is not living up to his oath to “obey and defend” the Constitution.  The issue is whether his aiding and abetting the illegal crossing of the American border – with all the untoward impacts on the American people – a violation of Biden’s oath.  Ergo an impeachable offense.

Biden’s open borders policy is inconsistent with his oath to uphold the Constitutional and obey immigration law.  He is imposing his personal political will over his constitutional duties.  He is operating as an authoritarian.

To create a positive spin on the open borders policy, Democrats claim that those pressuring to close the border are anti-immigration.  That is simply a political lie.  Most folks believe that America is a nation of immigrants – and that the country benefits from the labor and intellect of newcomers from throughout the world.  America also needs the additional workers to grow the economy.  But those benefits should come from LEGAL and CONTROLLED immigration.  Not from largely unvetted hoards pouring across the border from dozens of nations.

Those on the left offer pitiful tales of mothers and children seeking a better life – escaping oppression and poverty.  There are two problems with that narrative.  The vast majority of those crossing the border illegally are young single men.  Secondly, poverty is not a justification for granting asylum.  That is why 80 percent of the migrants are not eligible.

Raising the question as to whether Biden’s obvious reluctance to protect the border is an impeachable offense is highly controversial.  But still a question worth pondering.

So, there ‘tis.

About The Author

Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.



    Actually like this story, although I do question the lack of sanctions against a President that instead of defending the Capitol and the election process against domestic terrorists, he watched it unfold for over three hours on TV after being the guy who sent them there after saying “peace” once and “fight, fight, fight” over two dozen times does not rate the same question about impeachable offense as this guy, but that’s for another day since we will have OUR day, the Patriot’s day, in court for that fine fellow.

    On this one, I generally agree, as well as with most of Horist’s plan, but disagree that the balls is solely in Biden’s camp OR that it’s just the recent border crossers. Congress, both houses, both parties, and in between needs to fix immigration once and for all, and all aspects, not just the boarder. Sure, the boarder has the highest priority, but dealing with illegals everywhere is a close second place. Horist notes the current crossing numbers, but there are, and have been, 10M illegals living in America for some time and we need to deal with it too. Plus the main reason they come, a better life, starts with work and that needs to be fixed too. Illegals should not be able to get jobs and if they couldn’t, many would not come to begin with. Deportation is great, deterrence from coming in the first place is even better.

    But on the factoids, some questions:
    1. “80 percent of the millions that are residing in America – taking advantage of benefits generally meant for citizens – are ineligible for asylum.”
    – where does that 80% statistic come from and I guess you are talking all illegals in US, not just the recent crossers?

    Nice article and I agree — if Biden does not fix this, either by EO, etc., or by pushing Congress to actually do some work (the Republican House has the least production in over a century) and fix ALL elements of the immigration issue, he should not be President.
    – what benefits, beyond education which is a HUGE one, are you talking?

    • John sizemore

      Frank is seems like you are afraid of Trump. Don’t worry. He won’t get you after being re-elected

    • bill

      Maybe you should watch Trump’s lawyers’ presentation of over 4 minutes of democrats calling for riots, beatings and even the so called president Biden wanting to punch Trump in the face. Odd how people only hear Trump’s words and ignore all the hate speech from democrats. The democrat’s party has been the most hateful and racist party in our country for over 100 years, but people have short memories when it’s convenient.,


        Bill: maybe I should watch: got link? I can use the laugh.

        As far as picking a fist fight, I believe the quote is: “A guy who ended up becoming our national leader said, ‘I can grab a woman anywhere and she likes it.’ They asked me if I’d like to debate this gentleman, and I said no. I said, ‘If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.” I believe he said something similar one other, so, two throws of braggadocio sounding like they came from Happy Days.

        However, unlike Trump the asshole who never apologized for any lie including The Big Lie he continues to spew today, who’s favorite line is “I did nothing wrong,” BIDEN followed his braggadocio with: ” “I shouldn’t have said what I said.” adding “I don’t want to get down in the mosh pit with this guy.” In America, we love remorse and the second chance even for something so trivial like this that only the most sensitive amongst us would get upset.

        Don was gracious saying: “He doesn’t know me, but he would go down fast and hard, crying all the way.”

        FYI: I think you want to extend what’s stuck in your craw for another century of racism — got to cover 1800’s slavery you know….. HNY

        • Dan tyree

          There’s no question. Frank is afraid of Trump.

          • FRANK STETSON

            Trump? Afraid? No.

            Trumpism? Afraid. Yes.
            Thank goodness we locked over 400 of em up.

  2. andy

    I’m fascinated by the fact that since Biden got elected the Republicans have been shouting “Open Border” to anyone who would listen, almost every day. The people outside the USA heard them loud and clear, so they came running in. I have not heard many Democrats proclaiming “Open Border” so the immigration crisis is 100% the fault of the Republicans, although they will never admit that. All that cheap labor for the Republican business warlords.

    • bill

      How convenient, just blame the republican’s that actually paid to have the wall built and forget that Kamala spent countless days in South America funding the governments to send their people. Do you really believe the illegals walked thousands of miles to get here? Wake up, the Biden regime used our tax dollars to feed and transport them then they flew and bussed them around the country in the middle of the night. Are you even of sound mind to make such accusations? Sounds like someone that’s high and parrots the media.

    • larry Horist

      andy …That may be the most illogical and silly interpretation of the problem and the causes I have ever heard. The borders are not open because Republicans point to the problem. The border is more porous today because of Biden Democrat policies … period. Even Democrat mayors and lawmakers are complaining about Biden’s unwillingness to secure the border. More workers is not a Republic issue. Virtually everyone agrees that we benefit from immigration and increases in the work force… but legal immigration in which folks are vetted. “Cheap labor for the Republican business warlords?? LOL What century you living in? You really do yourself a disservice by making such a ridiculous argument.

      • andy

        Larry and Bill,

        I watch Foxnews at 6 to 6:30 every night of the week so I get exposed to both sides of the debate. All I’ve heard on Fox for the last three years is interview after interview where right wing people proclaim loudly that the borders are OPEN. Anybody listening from outside the country could only conclude the borders must be open. So they took advantage of that and came running in.

        Perhaps if the right did not proclaim it so loudly we might not actually have such a problem. I’ve never heard Democrats proclaiming open borders for all the world to listen to.

        I know Trump did not fix the border. His fence is a laughingstock. they just tunnel under it, all over the place.

        The REAL problem is, we NEED these people. Otherwise we face a declining population going forward, and since economic growth = increase in population, and we are not creating new population on our own, the conclusion is obvious.

        • Andrew Gutterman

          PS: How did the immigrants KNOW the border was open? You really think Biden sent out messengers at taxpayer expense to tell them to come in? More likely they watch TV and see the rightwing pols proclaiming the borders are OPEN, for all he world to listen to.

          • Harold blankenship

            Head shots would stop the tunneling

          • larry Horist

            Andrew Gutterman and Andy …. You really think hundreds of thousands of migrants are illegally crossing the border because Republicans point to the problem ? Your think they say “Hey, lets trek 1000 miles and cross the US Border illegally because they heard on FOX News that the borders are open? LMAO I have seen a lot of migrants with “Thank You Biden” signs and t-shirts. They know who puts out the welcome mat. They know the border is open because they see folks crossing on tv …and they hear from their friends and family who cross .. and they are told by the drug cartellians. Because they hear of sanctuary cities … free education … welfare … drivers licenses… etc. they come because they know it is Biden and Democrats who have encouraged illegal crossings and if they are influenced by tv, it is the images of thousands of migrant successfully crossing every day. In all the years that the border has been an issue, I have never heard a less informed or more ridiculous opinion.

          • AC

            No, to the original question.
            Biden, to be sure, is partially responsible for boarder security, but other elected representatives share responsibility. they are “the government” as well.
            The House and Senate are complicit if guilt and failure is to be assigned and finger pointing with rejoinders and recriminations commences.
            Trump proposed build “The Wall” and stoked his base with chanting the same. Too simplistic is a mere wall. More Americans need to go see a portion of Trump’s Great Wall. It’s nothing like Trump made it of it. His MAGA promise is a hoax. Of this I can’t attest. Having visited a fairly recent iteration put up in an industrial area by El Paso. TX. First hand experience seeing and touching it, I can say how underwhelming was my impression. Was this Trump’s answer and solution? This, what I am witness to in its completed form, has no formidable appearance to it. Readily available power equipment has capabilities equal and greater to penetrate and bore a start hole, then cut an opening sized for passing through.
            Later, I had an opportunity to discuss my hunch with a three boarder agents and a state police officer. In short, they were of the same opinion and agreed with my assessment regarding the “wall”. What, then, will deter illegal migration across Mexico bound for imagined sanctuary in the US.
            More maybe discussed on what merits are had with a wall on the southern boarder. Also, that discussion must include the many downsides to building and maintaining the integrity of a wall.
            On this occasion Larry’s objectives, which he hopes readers of both parts may well receive, are his objections list as one might postulate on how, why, by whom it has come to pass, that the US-Mexico boarder situation came to be in its current state.
            It’s no super sensitive state secret that the southern boarder region shared with northern Mexico happens to be a busy, congested, sometimes tempestuously dangerous, and very economically crucial place. Larry, assumes all with ears to hear know at least some basic facts. Whether, or not, an individual’s knowledge comes from true facts also varies. Nevertheless, Mr, Horist’s telling had every intent to fill in the gaps and holes the reader may have in their accumulated information mental file. Of course, knowledge gained while reading politicalized opinion formed commentary is best consumed with eyes wide open. In other words, READER BEWARE! Because, the reading coming up is like driving on pothole abundant old highway.
            One outcome is sure, Biden and the Democrat Party is in for a an attempted drubbing. Biden and company won’t know it or, feel it.
            Horist, seated on what he regards is high ground, is not in a position where any real historic action can be seen.
            Rather than doing the same old commentary posturing, and time after time giving the same pitch that will not close the sale.
            Larry. you will see agreement on your basic point. America’s long battle for control along its Mexican boarder should be a primary issue demanding expansive action. Powerful and commanding in response and no less, massive interjection of personnel, legal and mechanized.
            Biden no more than Trump, Obama, Bush, and Clinton is the
            guilty President or Party. Your thinking the government is primarily responsible for boarder control security. Where the fault lays comes down to the whole entirety we regard as the government.
            Basic Civics teaches school children that government in the U.S. is democratic representative, and ruled with laws establishing social order. In a two part manifesto, you Larry, stoop to hit where you think needs hitting and requires punishment. The point being, you lost your argument before beginning your title and headline.
            You and your Party together with your friends in the Democrat Party continue missing President Lincoln’s hard fight point. He told the whole country a truism he wished no one would forget. A house divided can not stand! What exactly Larry Horist, so called self admitted intellectual, learned scholar, and pundit like none other, do you not understand about the make up of government and it running. Presidents, elected representatives of the people irregardless of political party membership are paid stewards of government’s assets and responsibilities.
            Larry, you may have little regard and respect for me and all who do not toe the particular line you draw, but if all who you do not see things in an eye to eye agreement would instantly disappear. You could not survive 6 months. The same is true fact of reality went the other way around.
            Presently, your and my native land is not thriving, its democratic government and potential is failing. Disunity, provincialist. individualism, tribalism, uncompromising attitude, long term memory loss , and a host of other personal maladies conspire against this country and each and every soul dependent on each other.
            The Larry Horist personality appearing in posts credited to him may or may not be the personas portrayed on PBP. My hope is that who I perceive in postings and interplay with consumers’ reply’s is not the man under the mask..
            If the mask is the man , then he is like the Tin-man on his way to Oz for a heart.

            President and on through out, leave behind their affiliation with one political party, stark, opinion differences, complaint imbedded personal histories, unsettled scores, learned institutionalized infighting behavior, and all else that impairs and clouds the mind.
            Larry, the majority of Americans share the same concern to do with our boarder with Mexico. What we hear, see from video reports, and read on media feeds is disturbing. That circumstances behind and within are attributed to a single person, President Biden, and “the left” causing a bad situation’s escalation into calamity producing panic.
            Speaking of hyperbolic reactionary diatribes, you’re going on and on as one delivering his doctoral thesis. Really, Larry, your opinion is not content with the usual and customary one part commentary!!
            So, the second part, is your

      • Mike f

        Larry, Your arguments above are assinine (surprise!). As was the context of your article. Illegals are not being encouraged (allowed) to stay here in the US-however asylum seekers are. Our law currently allows people seeking asylum to have a hearing to determine if they are eligible for asylum. Those hearings are backed up for years because we simply don’t have enough judges-judges that congress is unwilling to fund (that would mainly be due to republicans as you well know). Yes, trump had fewer people coming to the border, due to many questionable EO’s he issued (kids in cages, title 42, remain in Mexico). Biden is now following the law and republicans are up in arms. Disgusting! And idiots like yourself are calling out this problem like it is all Biden’s fault. It’s not and you know it (or you are a bigger idiot than I already know you to be…)

        • larry Horist

          Mike f … I would take you more serious if you did not open and close your comments with childish personal insults bracketing manifest ignorance in terms of the issues. LOL And of course, Biden is responsible for not closing the border. I case you have not noticed, he is the President.

          • Mike f

            Larry, Your ignorance is astounding…. In case you haven’t heard-somehow these people coming to the border because they have heard they are open. As Andy pointed out-that is not the message that the Democrats are putting out-so it must be coming from somewhere else. Hmm? And yes, I do say you are ignorant because you would choose to vote for a fool who had zero successes in 4 years than an administration that has done more for the well-being of the nation in his relatively short time in office than any recent administration. Republican economic policy is trash, they play politics rather than do what is needed to promote well-being on the world stage, and yes, refuse to do anything about the immigration problem (finish trumps wall-give me a break!). So yes, you are a blithering idiot (just like most republicans in congress…)


    I don’t see how it’s even possible to allow this. We have immigration laws and Biden and his administration is ignoring them. If Trump did this or anything like this there would be tons of lawsuits. Why has the democrats allowed this for three years.