Those in the Biden administration declare we don’t have a crisis at our border, merely a challenge. They say it’s not a national security breach. Everything is under control. Not to worry. We know what we are doing. But the truth is they don’t know what they are doing.
Trump’s policies condemned as inhumane by his detractors, deterred illegal immigration by tightening up asylum practices and expediting processing, which included swift repatriation of people who didn’t meet asylum requirements. The Migrant Protection Protocols allowed migrants to be returned to Mexico while waiting immigration proceedings. Mexico offered work permits and other assistance for those awaiting hearings. This course of action by the Trump administration was successful in deterring those who wouldn’t qualify for asylum from crossing the border in the first place.
Terminating Trump’s protection protocols along with other programs, has welcomed more illegal border crossings. Thousands of unaccompanied children are crossing the border each day. Human traffickers and smugglers have been incentivized to increase their activities, as parents have been encouraged to surrender their children into the hands of so-called coyotes who could care less for their well-being or safety.
All this can be directly attributed to a reckless new stance by our new president, yet Biden’s administration wrongly claims they inherited this problem from the previous administration. But how can that be? Under Trump the problem was under control by prudent policies. So, why the historic surge at the border now? The answer is simple. Because Trump’s policies have been abandoned. Because Trump’s policies worked.
Migrants are crammed into facilities which the president and his minions won’t allow the media to see, to report on. The Dems assert they’re the protectors of our Democracy, yet transparency doesn’t exist in their world, while law and order have been abandoned.
“You’re condoning unlawful behavior, period,” said Bruno Lozano, the democratic mayor of the city of Del Rio, Texas, a small city being overrun by 150 migrants every day. “There’s a lawful way to enter the United States, there’s a lawful way to seek asylum, and it just undermines the entire immigration process.”
On two final notes, construction on the border wall has been stopped even though taxpayer money has already paid for the work to be done and the materials lay wasted and unused in some areas. But who needs a wall? Our borders are closed, shut down tight, aren’t they? And I wonder how my liberal friends feel now that Biden’s shortsightedness (aka vindictiveness) is causing a humanitarian nightmare on the border. But after all, they say, he’s much better than having that other guy in the Oval Office.