I honestly don’t think Joe Biden has any say about anything going on in the White House. He is nothing but a puppet, signing whatever documents his Leftist handlers place in front of him. Nonetheless, his name is at the top of the letterhead, so the buck stops with him.
One of the executive orders Leftists had Biden sign in the first days was the rolling back of President Trump’s border security apparatus that was working very well to stop a tsunami of illegal immigrants and drug and human traffickers from flowing over our southern border.
Now that the Biden administration has dismantled our border security apparatus, we have that tsunami pouring over the border. It has gotten so bad that the Department of Homeland Security is begging for volunteers to step up and help:
“Today, I activated the Volunteer Force to support Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as they face a surge in migration along the Southwest Border,” said DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The call to action was sent by Mayorkas in an email on March 8 to all employees.
In the email, Mayorkas stated, “you have likely seen the news about the overwhelming numbers of migrants seeking access to his country along the Southwest Border.” He added, “President Biden and I are committed to ensuring our Nation has a safe, orderly, and humane immigration system while continuing to balance all of the other critical DHS missions.”
All this additional help wouldn’t be required if the Leftists had just left President Trump’s border security system alone. However, those running the White House want an open border, which means they have opened Pandora’s box.
It’s gotten so bad that now even Mexico is criticizing the White House’s new immigration policy because it is undermining their nation’s border security as well and is asking Biden for help since he is causing all the problems. From the New York Post:
The Mexican government is concerned that President Biden’s asylum policies are encouraging illegal immigration and providing revenue to drug cartels through human trafficking across the US border.
Mexico has asked the Biden administration for help to provide developmental aid to Central America since many of the migrants come from countries such as Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala seeking asylum in the US.
President Trump had a multi-pronged policy that had illegal immigration and the drug and human smuggling cartels under control, but Biden’s handlers had him roll that all back immediately without anything to take their place. As a result, we have a human crisis at the border that is not just harming the US but is also harming Mexico, too. More from the New York Post:
One Mexican official, who requested anonymity, told Reuters the cartels have been using sophisticated smuggling methods “from the day Biden took office,”
Those strategies include keeping migrants up to date on the latest immigration rules, using technology to thwart authorities, and disguising smuggling operations as travel agencies, according to the assessments.
Why did the White House roll all of this back? Because Biden’s “campaign” ran on the argument that President Trump’s immigration policy was inhumane and needed to be fixed. However, they haven’t fixed it. They have exacerbated it ten-fold.
The DHS secretary claimed he and Biden are committed to an orderly and humane immigration policy, but at the border right now the Biden administration has far more kids in cages in detention centers than the Trump administration ever had, and they are being held longer than federal law allows, which is far from humane, according to their own standards:
The Biden Administration shattered a Trump-era record with DHS officials holding 3,200 unaccompanied alien children in custody, CNN reports. The detention of these minors shatters the 2,600 children held at the peak of the 2019 migrant surge. Many are being held beyond the 72-hour limit in facilities designed to hold large groups of adults.
CNN reviewed leaked U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) internal documents dated March 8, showing Border Patrol officials held 3,200 unaccompanied migrant children in their facilities. The agents apprehended the children after they illegally crossed the border without a parent.
The children are being held in jail-like cells that are not designed for children, CNN reported. Border Patrol is unable to release the children to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) due to the overcrowding in Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) long-term shelters. Many are being held long past the 72-hour court-imposed deadline to transfer the children out of Border Patrol custody.
The 3,200 children being held in Border Patrol cells more than doubles the number held less than one week ago, the article states.
This is the very inhumane treatment the Democrats pounded the Trump administration for, and Biden is not just engaging in the same treatment, but he is doubling down on it. Nonetheless, the Dems have yet to say anything in response. Hypocrisy, thy name is Democrat.
President Trump made a public statement about the Left’s border debacle and, in typical Trump style, didn’t mince words:
“When I was President, our Southern border was in great shape — stronger, safer, and more secure than ever before.We ended Catch-and-Release, shut down asylum fraud, and crippled the vicious smugglers, drug dealers, and human traffickers. The wall, despite horrendous Democrat delays, would have easily been finished by now, and is working magnificently. Our country is being destroyed at the Southern border, a terrible thing to see!”
Indeed it is, Mr. President.