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There is a crisis at the border; to put it lightly. To quote the Washington Examiner:
The number of people illegally crossing the United States-Mexico border has soared in President Biden’s first two months in office and is now expected to blow past all annual totals for the past two decades.
“We are on pace to encounter more individuals on the southwest border than we have in the last 20 years,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement Tuesday morning.
And of course, President Trump was not going to let the accusation slide.
People are looking for leadership but, it doesn’t seem to be coming from the Whitehouse.
The Biden Administration is not only getting complaints from the right. The mainstream media is pushing back against the narrative that the border is a “challenge” but not a “crisis.”
Why is the media (seemingly) abandoning President Biden’s narrative? Not sure. It could be the concern for the children being kept in cages; something frowned upon in the previous administration.
Or, maybe its the threat of increased Covid cases as so many illegal immigrants have been found to be infected prior to being released into our country. (If you want more context on this Covid claim, click here.)
Is it fair to say that the Biden Administration is doing absolutely nothing? No, not really, since FEMA is involved. However since they only get involved in emergency situations, its officially a crisis situation.
So, what happens now? Well, President Biden has been making assertions of granting these illegal immigrants Amnesty and a path to citizenship. However, the American citizenry is not on board with that. Check out this quote from the MSN article, “No! Voters reject amnesty and Biden open-border scheme.”
Biden has swept away former President Trump’s tight controls in less than two months. The jarring policy shift has led to the biggest surge of migrants since 2006, prompting the administration to use tactics Biden and most Democrats decried when Trump used them early in his term to slow the flow…
…Rasmussen’s poll found that a majority — 51% — reject amnesty and believe that immigrants should only be granted permanent work permits and a path to citizenship after living in the United States for at least five years. Some 16%, however said they should never be given citizenship. The poll also showed strong support for the federal E-Verify program that helps companies check to make sure immigrants are in the U.S. legally before getting a job.
Some people are claiming that the border crisis was no accident. And when I say “some people,” I am referring to former acting ICE director Tom Homan. To quote Newsmax:
The crisis unfolding at the nation’s border with Mexico was “planned” during President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, former acting ICE director Tom Homan said Monday.
“They can’t admit to the American people that they planned this crisis,” Homan said on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends.” “When Joe Biden made those promises during the campaign, of ending ICE detention, ending the ‘Remain in Mexico’ program, giving amnesty and DACA and healthcare, when you make those types of promises, you know they’re going to come.”
Is the border crisis (and that is what it is) a humanitarian issue or a bid for political power? The left sees it as a humanitarian crisis and to a degree, the right does as well. Yet, there is also a sinister component. There has been a long running argument that the open border approach is nothing but a means to get perpetual votes from grateful asylum seekers. Tucker Carlson explains the argument in this video. (The historical perspective is priceless! Please watch.)
If you find this border crisis concerning, here is something else to consider. We are only 2 months into the Biden Administration; three years and 10 months to go. Buckle up. Its going to be a bumpy ride.
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