The illegal immigration crisis isn’t very complex. If you want “order at the border” — as Democrats such as President Joe Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas claim — then it needs to be closed once and for all.
The problem, however, is that the Left’s definition of “order” simply means that illegal aliens are “processed” by immigration officials and then released into the country via new “legal” measures. “Order” to the Democrats does not mean having the necessary physical barriers or manpower necessary at the U.S.-Mexican border to deter entry. Nor does it include enforcing policies that effectively prevent illegal immigrants from entering the nation in the first place.
Democrats tend to think that many of these illegal aliens have a right to be in the country — and that the country needs them for cheap labor. The issue is how these foreign nationals arrive — not that they’re coming in record numbers, to Biden and his ilk. Democrats want an orderly system for these individuals to come into the country.
As the following photo below shows, the Biden administration seems to have succeeded in doing just that. Per the caption provided by Getty, the image depicts “In an aerial view, immigrants line up to be processed to make asylum claims at a makeshift migrant camp on May 11, 2023 in El Paso, Texas.”
That scene is a success in Biden’s mind.
Consider also that on Thursday, Mayorkas also bragged, “President Biden has led the largest expansion of lawful pathways in decades.”
Mayorkas had planned to release hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens into the U.S., without a court hearing, once Title 42 expired. Thankfully, a federal judge ruled late Thursday evening that the plan was unconstitutional.
Yet all the judge really said was that illegal aliens cannot be released into the interior until they are given a court date. Those immigration hearings are often far off in the future.
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Again, it is likely that hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens will continue to be allowed into the U.S. in the days ahead, provided they go through the necessary steps to secure a court date. Here’s one reported example of what an “asylum seeker” “legally” in America looks like:
This is what Mayorkas means when he says he wants “order” at the border and that aliens not “legally” here will be deported. https://t.co/kwvwPqTFia
— Tim Meads (@TimMeadsUSA) May 12, 2023
That young woman has a court date nearly four years from now. She’s not alone. As of December 2022, there were 1.6 million individuals awaiting asylum court hearings. Now, that number is going to increase by the thousands each day.
Similarly, when the president boasts that he has sent troops to the border, he leaves out that they aren’t there for law enforcement. They are there to help illegal aliens come into the U.S. through government checkpoints.
While the president has recently suggested he is going to adopt new policies that resemble former President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, it should be noted this current crisis was caused because Biden revoked nearly every illegal immigration policy put into place by Trump.
The Biden administration has also cut back on deportations while folks such as Senate Majority Chuck Schumer (D-NY) advocate amnesty for every single illegal alien in the country.
This disarray will only stop once it is clear that illegal immigrants will not be allowed to enter the country. Then, the federal government needs to actually block them from crossing the border while deporting the illegal aliens already in the U.S.
The only party that can realistically make that happen is the Republican Party — and even then, a good number of GOP officials want similar immigration policies to the Biden administration.
That means that the chaos, as Biden described it this week, will continue.
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