TOPLINE: The far-left is fighting to defund the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and our Border Patrol agents. These same radical Democrats are calling for decriminalizing unlawful border crossings and giving mass amnesty to illegal immigrants. Why is Joe Biden refusing to stand against the anti-law enforcement, pro-open border elements within his own party?
Democrats Are Pushing to Defund Law Enforcement and Border Security Agencies
Earlier this month, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) said that “we must eliminate funding” for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Department of Homeland Security.
Congresswoman Tlaib argued that these law enforcement agencies, which prioritize national security, “terrorize migrant communities.”
Not only are Congresswoman Tlaib’s disparaging remarks shameful – they are also dangerous. It’s alarming to hear a sitting Member of Congress refer to Border Patrol agents, whose primary job is to stop migrants and drugs from unlawfully entering the country, as terrorists.
Make no mistake: the border is out of control because of President Biden’s far-left, open-door immigration policies. President Biden could reverse his self-made border crisis if he brought back President Trump’s successful border security and immigration 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 agents 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in a country with a contagious disease; and reverse his executive order that stopped all border wall construction and repealed President Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy.
Democrats have become the party that supports defunding the police, defunding ICE, and defunding our Border Patrol agents. At the same time, it’s the Republican Party standing up for hardworking Americans who want to have a functioning legal immigration system.
Biden Refuses to Condemn Democrats’ Anti-Law Enforcement Agenda
As crime is spiking cities across the country, it’s disturbing that Speaker Pelosi’s top lieutenants want to continue their efforts to defund the police and our immigration enforcement agencies.
Compared to 2020, murders and shootings in 2021 are surging across the United States.
Democrats are reaping what they sowed: their anti-police agenda has led to increased murders, assaults, robberies, and carjackings.
This has led the Biden White House to try to pin the far-left “Defund the Police” movement on Republicans instead of the radicals within their own party.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki incorrectly claimed that Republicans are the ones who do not stand with law enforcement because they did not vote for President Biden’s trillion-dollar American Rescue Plan.
This could not be further from the truth.
President Biden is attempting to change the narrative again after Psaki’s claim was debunked.
Don’t let the President fool you. The truth is that we are less safe in Joe Biden’s America.
Biden’s Border Crisis is Getting Worse, Not Better
There is a surge of illegal crossings and drug smuggling at the southern border.
- More than 1 million migrants have been arrested after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border since October 2020.
- In May, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) experienced more than 180,000 enforcement encounters at the southern border.
- This is a 674 percent increase compared to May 2020.
- Illegal border crossings in May 2021 mark a new 21-year high.
- March, April, and May were all months where CBP encountered over 170,000 migrants attempting to enter the United States unlawfully.
- CBP has seized more fentanyl this year than all of 2020.
Reuters reports that at “the current pace, the total border arrests for the fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30, would be the highest since 2000, when nearly 1.7 million migrants were apprehended by U.S. authorities.”
In Texas’ most remote border sector, the Big Bend Sector, an unprecedented number of migrants have illegally entered the United States. Sean McGoffin, the Big Bend Sector’s Chief Patrol Agent, said that his sector experienced “over 22,000 apprehensions” in 2021 so far. Chief Patrol Agent McGoffin said that the highest number of apprehensions his sector previously experienced was just over 9,000.
Republicans will not let Democrats implement their open-door immigration policies, dismantle the Department of Homeland Security, abolish ICE, and defund our Border Patrol agents.
Defunding border security agencies are Democrats’ latest attempt to make America a sanctuary country for illegal immigrants. In Nancy Pelosi’s America, law enforcement does not exist, and law-abiding citizens cannot protect themselves.
Unlike President Biden, House Republicans will stand against Speaker Pelosi’s open-border, anti-police agenda.