After tens of thousands of Central American migrants flooded our southern border, and after countless inquiries why the Biden administration refused to call the overwhelming surge of migrants at our southern border a crisis, President Joe Biden has finally admitted on Saturday that what is going on at our southern border is indeed a crisis. And it didn’t seem to be that hard, which makes you wonder why it was so difficult for him to admit it in the past. I believe it’s because the administration wants to use the “crisis” to justify the need to bring more migrants into our country.
Reporters asked Biden about the US refugee cap after he golfed on Saturday in his home state of Delaware. The cap made headlines earlier in the week when reports came out saying that the number would remain the same as the Trump administration.
On Friday, White House reporters said that the Biden administration would have a refugee cap of 15,000, the same number that former President Donald Trump had during his term in office.
Biden campaigned on increasing the cap to 125,000 migrants who claimed to be refugees even though the overwhelming majority of them are not because there is no war in their country and they are not being persecuted by their government. A lousy economy and/or street crime do not make you a refugee. Since when have Democrats ever adhered to definitions when they go against their goals?
Once word got out that old Joe wasn’t increasing the refugee cap, progressive Democrats who allegedly wish to replace American voters with illegal aliens, including Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Joaquin Castro (D-TX), started whining at Biden for not taking in more supposed refugees. Of course, they used the same smear tactics against Biden that they did Trump, and pretty much anyone else who doesn’t give them what they want on almost any issue. They labeled Biden’s decision to not raise the cap as racist, xenophobic, unconscionable, and utterly unacceptable.
These people never once considered what their constituents want. For elected Democrats, it’s not about who they’re supposed to serve while in office, it’s about them remaining in power forever. That’s what this whole surge is about.
The sob stories and phony outrage must have worked because the White House caved only hours after the outrage merchants began. The White House blamed “confusion” for the refugee cap report and reversed its decision. Chief Biden administration spinner Jen Psaki said that Biden had been consulting with advisors (they always say that to take the heat off the Democrat that’s in hot water) to “determine what number of refugees could realistically be admitted to the United States between now and October 1.”
“Given the decimated refugee admissions program we inherited, and burdens on the Office of Refugee Resettlement, his initial goal of 62,500 seems unlikely,” Psaki said.
Did you see how she blamed the Biden administration’s mess on Trump? That’s all they will do for the next four years, blame every Biden failure on former President Donald Trump. The Democrats don’t want any limits whatsoever on how many “Unregistered Democrats” they can bring in. Any cap at all is seen as the decimation of the program.
So, on Saturday, Biden caved to the pressure of four progressive Democrats and said that he would increase the refugee cap. “We’re going to increase the number,” Biden said, referring to the refugee cap. And after that, the Four Morons of the Apocalypse piped down.
The Biden administration apparently used the president’s caving to make the border crisis work for them. While completely denying a crisis even existed, starting back when it wasn’t as bad as it has gotten now, Biden finally admitted that there is a crisis at our southern border.
“The problem was that the refugee part was working on the crisis that ended up on the border with young people,” Biden told reporters in Wilmington. “We couldn’t do two things at once. But now we are going to increase the number.”
Actually, the real problem was that the Biden administration practically begged migrants to make the trip to our border. And why not? Once they arrive, they get free healthcare, money, food, and a hotel room. I’m surprised they don’t rent them all cars so they can get to any destination in the country they choose.
The Biden administration actively fought against referring to the migrant surge as a “crisis.” On March 22, Psaki refused to call the historic surge of migrants at the southern border a “crisis.”
“Children, presenting at our border, who are fleeing violence, who are fleeing prosecution, who are fleeing terrible situations is not a crisis,” Psaki said. “We feel that it is our responsibility to humanely approach this circumstance, and make sure they are treated and put in conditions that are safe.”
Most of what she said is a lie. Children were not being prosecuted, and if they were, is it wise to bring them here? Think of the lunacy of what this administration says to the American people. They wanted you to believe that people were referring to children coming here for refuge as the crisis, knowing all along that their critics were referring to the surge of migrants that overwhelmed the system and put the children into harm’s way as the real crisis. Lying about that is despicable. But apparently, Psaki had no problem with it.
Last month on March 17, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified before a House panel where Representative Mike McCaul (R-TX) said to him “Cartels and traffickers see that the green light is on at our southern border and the United States is open for business again. This administration has created this crisis by rescinding these agreements.”
Mayorkas responded to the word “crisis” with the usual bullschtein, which is typical of lying Democrats.
“I will share with you how I define a crisis. A crisis is when a nation is willing to rip a nine-year-old child out of the hands of his or her parent and separate that family to deter future migration,” Mayorkas said. “That to me is a humanitarian crisis. And what the president has committed to and what I am committed to and execute is to ensure that we have an immigration system that works and that migration to our country is safe, orderly and humane.”
First of all, a judge ordered children to be separated from their parents while in detention. Common sense dictates that minor children should not be in a holding cell with other adults they do not know and who could get violent at any time. Mayorkas accused the system of separating children to deter migration even though the majority of illegal migrant children coming here are unaccompanied by adults.
I am getting sick of listening to Democrat officials telling us that they are bringing these people here because we somehow owe them a living. The fact of the matter is the Democrats want to do to all of America what they did to California; use illegal immigration to turn the country blue forever.
It has been reported that the administration is spending $60 million a week to shelter the over 16,000 illegal migrant minors in federal facilities run by the Department of Health and Human Services.
That’s $3 billion a year of your tax dollars going to support a massive amount of people who will grow up to vote against you so that they cancel out your vote. That’s what this is all about, and anyone who tells you differently is lying to you. If Democrats believed 99 percent of the illegal migrants crossing our borders would vote Republican, they would line them all up and order them catapulted across the Rio Grande twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
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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