There is a humanitarian and national security crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, but you won’t hear it from President Joe Biden or Vice President Kamala Harris. The president and vice president are refusing to take responsibility for creating the disaster at the southern border.
Despite what the mainstream media may tell you, Biden’s far-left, open-door immigration policies are encouraging tens of thousands of migrants to enter the United States illegally. While the president created the crisis, it was Harris – who Biden handpicked to lead the response to the crisis – who only recently visited the southern border, more than 90 days after she assumed her “border czar” role.
When the vice president finally did bother to travel to Texas, she barely stayed long enough to get completely briefed on the crisis. She failed to talk to the ranchers or visit with Border Patrol agents along the Rio Grande Valley who are negatively impacted by Biden’s border crisis.
It’s no wonder Congressman Henry Cuellar, a Democrat from Texas, said Vice President Harris’ trip only “checks a box” and gave the Vice President the ability to merely say that she visited the border.
Soon after his inauguration, President Biden penned an executive order that did away with many of President Trump’s successful immigration and border security policies. That’s costing lives and irreparable damage to the cities, farms, ranches, communities, and families all along our southern border.
Five little girls were found abandoned in Quemado, Texas, ranging from 11 months to 7 years old. A 15-year-old boy died of dehydration just feet from his father, who had barely survived the trek himself. County officials in border communities tell us that they are running out of body bags. Yet none of these stories seem compelling enough for the White House to take significant action.
Rather than releasing thousands of migrants into our country, President Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy ensured migrants would wait outside the United States for the duration of their immigration proceedings. These Trump-era policies helped decrease the number of those exploiting loopholes in our immigration system and reduced the ability of smugglers and traffickers to prey on vulnerable populations. We are now seeing the consequences of Biden’s irresponsible decision to reverse these policies.
The best things President Biden could do right now are: reject talk of rescinding Title 42 of the Public Health Safety Act, which allows Border Patrol to turn away migrants who were recently in a country with a contagious disease; and reverse his executive order that stopped all border wall construction and repealed President Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy. At the beginning of the pandemic, the Trump Administration effectively used Title 42 to prevent migrants from spreading COVID in the United States.
The Biden administration is refusing to take responsibility for its actions.