President Donald Trump fixed our broken immigration system. Under the Trump administration, illegal border crossings plummeted over 87 percent where the 400 miles of the wall was constructed. There were nearly 5,000 troops deployed to the border because the situation there was a crisis. In addition to our troops, Trump made a deal with Mexico who then deployed tens of thousands of their own soldiers and national guardsmen to secure their side of the US–Mexico border. Trump ended the disastrous Catch-and-Release program that caught illegals coming into the country and then allowed them to stay while they waited for their deportation hearing that zero illegal aliens ever showed up. Under the Trump administration, the US entered into three historic asylum cooperation agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to stop asylum fraud and resettle illegal migrants in third-party nations pending their asylum applications. The fraud in immigration at our southern border is so transparent that even MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough would be able to understand it. That was then.
On Tuesday, President Joe Biden told reporters that he doesn’t have any plans to visit the US-Mexico border to witness the size of the growing migrant crisis that he personally created.
“Not at the moment,” Biden said to reporters on the White House lawn as he left for an afternoon trip to Pennsylvania to promote his recently passed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.
Joe Biden reversed all of the good things that the Trump administration did to fix our immigration problem and thanks to that we are now back to the Obama years where we once again have an immigration crisis at our border only now thanks to the barrage of executive orders that Biden signed at the beginning of his presidency the crisis is far worse than anything we’ve ever seen according to the experts who are in the field at the border on the frontline, the frontline that Joe Biden refuses to go visit.
On Monday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) visited the Mexican border with a delegation of Republican colleagues and after that experience, he insisted that Biden visit the border himself.
“I know the president’s going to travel this week. This is where he should bring Air Force One,” McCarthy said in El Paso, Texas.
On Tuesday, Alejandro Mayorkas, the current Homeland Security Secretary said federal officials are nearing a 20-year high in apprehensions along the US-Mexico border. Maybe that’s because Biden’s rhetoric before and after the election motivated tens of thousands of migrants south of our border to start to make the trek northward knowing that the administration would let the unregistered Democrats in.
“We are on pace to encounter more individuals on the southwest border than we have in the last 20 years,” Mayorkas said.
Mayorkas said most single people “are swiftly expelled to Mexico,” if families in Mexico have the space to house them. I don’t believe that for a minute. Unaccompanied children are housed in crowded detention centers as they wait to be placed with family or sponsors. Under Trump, they called them kids in cages but now they’re in detention centers… that have the same exact cages.
About 30 percent of the people crossing the border were under 18 in February. There were 29,792 unaccompanied children detained without their parents, about five times more than in January, of whom 2,942 were under age 12, according to US Customs and Border Protection.
What kind of parents would send their children alone on a dangerous journey like that? How many of those kids are grabbed up by human traffickers and forced into the sex trade industry? Do their parents think that a life in the sex trade industry is better than living in Honduras?
The number of migrants apprehended at the Mexican border increased to over 100,000 in February, which is a 28 percent jump from January.
Republicans and anyone with a three-digit IQ know that Biden’s policies are creating huge incentives for migrants to make the trip.
Biden ended Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy that kept Central American asylum seekers in Mexico until the American courts reviewed their claims. Biden did that even though the US Supreme Court ruled that the US can continue the program. This was a common-sense policy the protected American interests because under the Obama administration what they did was when illegal border crossers got caught they would immediately claim they were seeking asylum even though there’s no war or persecution going on in their country of origin. That what activist immigration lawyers would advise them to do to get around the system. So the Obama administration would then allow the illegal border crossers to stay inside the country while the courts reviewed their claims for asylum knowing that they were going to be denied and so they never showed up for their hearing and no one in Obama’s law enforcement ever went after them. it was an Obama de facto amnesty if you will. And now it’s back and there is nothing good about it for the American people.
Biden is also pushing legislation to create a path to citizenship for the over 30 million illegal aliens already in the country. Democrats have used the number 11 million for 30 years as if the millions who have crossed our borders since they started using that fake number never stayed.
Joe Biden has created a real mess at our southern border and the Democrats in Congress are willing to help him do even more damage to our country with new immigration laws because they see illegal aliens as unregistered Democrats that once amnestied will be their ticket to winning elections forever. Their socialist policies finally caught up with them in the black and Hispanic communities and once they lost those two voting blocks they figured uneducated penniless paupers will do just fine to replace them so long as they can vote Democrat.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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