TOPLINE: Joe Biden is blaming the current catastrophe at the U.S.-Mexico border on President Trump, but President Biden only has himself to blame. After spending years encouraging children and migrants to enter the United States illegally, President Biden’s rhetoric and actions have fueled the present crisis at the border.
Flashback: Biden Promised Health Care and Amnesty to Illegal Immigrants
In June 2019, CBS News asked each Democrat running for President if their health care plan “would provide coverage for undocumented immigrants.” Joe Biden joined every candidate on the debate stage and indicated that his health care plan would cover illegal immigrants.
At a CNN town hall in February 2020, then-candidate Biden said: “On day one, I’m sending to the United States Congress [an] immigration bill providing a pathway for 11 million undocumented [immigrants], and I will make sure that every Dreamer is protected.”
One month later, Joe Biden said that he would end President Trump’s “Migrant Protection Protocols,” better known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy.
President Trump negotiated an agreement that certain foreign nationals who attempted to enter the United States illegally or without proper documentation through Mexico would wait outside our country for the duration of their immigration proceedings.
The Trump Administration helped decrease the number of those taking advantage of the immigration system and the ability of smugglers and traffickers to prey on vulnerable populations.
Before he entered the Oval Office, Joe Biden signaled to the world that illegal immigrants would be welcome inside the United States.
As President, Biden Weakened Border Security
After he became President, Joe Biden reversed many of the Trump Administration’s immigration policies that kept us safe.
On his first day in office, President Biden stopped all border wall construction. This is a violation of the law, and we are seeing the immediate consequences of this irresponsible decision. Additionally, President Biden reimposed the failed “catch and release” policies of the Obama-era by reversing policies put in place by the Trump Administration to secure the border successfully.
At the beginning of the pandemic, the Trump Administration effectively used Title 42 of the Public
Health Safety Act to prevent migrants from spreading COVID in the United States. President Biden is not fully enforcing Title 42, and Democrats want to rescind this critical public health authority. This will incentivize more migrants to illegally cross the border and endanger the health of our communities.
In February, over 100,000 illegal immigrants were apprehended at the southern border, three times the monthly total from a year earlier.
On March 5, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that children who arrive at the border without their parents would be admitted into the United States. This incentivizes thousands of parents to send their children on a dangerous journey to the U.S.-Mexico border. It’s this irresponsible rhetoric that has exponentially increased the number of people that are attempting to enter our nation illegally.
It is appalling that the Biden Administration claims that the current crisis is a function of having to rebuild
from scratch an immigration system damaged by President Trump.
It was President Biden, not President Trump, who:
- Refused to enforce immigration laws
- Halted border wall construction
- Reimplemented “catch and release”
- Canceled asylum agreements
- Allowed migrants with COVID to enter
The surge at the border directly results from the Biden Administration’s open borders policy and lax enforcement of our immigration laws.
Biden Refuses to Take Responsibility
During an interview with ABC News, President Biden claimed that caravans of migrants ARE NOT illegally entering our country because of him.
President Biden: “The idea that Joe Biden said, ‘Come’ — because I heard the other day that they’re coming because they know I’m a nice guy. And I won’t do what Trump did.”
George Stephanopoulos: “They’re saying this!”
President Biden: “Yeah. Well, here’s the deal. They’re not.”
The Mainstream Media Will Not Hold Biden Accountable
Joe Biden does not want you to see what’s actually happening at the border. That’s why the Biden Administration is enacting a media blackout to cover up his major crisis.
Additionally, media outlets like ABC News are struggling to acknowledge that the Biden Administration is putting record numbers of migrant children in cages, opting to say “facilities similar to jail” instead.
CBS News reports that migrant children described “sleeping on the floor; being hungry; only showering once in as many as seven days, and not being able to call family members.”
Where are the similar levels of mainstream media outrage that was shown to the Trump Administration?
BOTTOM LINE: By promising amnesty and outlawing deportations, Joe Biden has created the current crisis at the border. Joe Biden needs to understand that the only way to stop the surge is to secure our border and stop promoting mass-amnesty.