The border disorder that’s occurring in these early months of the Biden administration—including the surge of unaccompanied migrant children to our country—is prompting outcry and outrage on a number of fronts. And Republican leaders and millions of concerned Americans want answers.
Groups of GOP senators and representatives have been visiting the border to see for themselves what’s occurring there—and they’ve been dutifully reporting back to the American people.
The problem is growing more desperate and outrageous by the day—even as some news outlets continue to direct their employees not to call the “crisis” a crisis.
On Sunday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) ripped the Biden-Harris response to the disorder at the border, saying on “Fox News Sunday,” “This problem will continue to get worse because of the policies that have been adopted by the Biden administration … What the president could do is immediately put back in place the ‘Remain in Mexico’ protocols that were established in the prior administration. He could continue to build the wall along the border in South Texas. He could send a stronger message that these people should not be coming here,” Abbott said.
Several days ago, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) rejected a federal request that her state begin accepting illegal immigrant children from the south, saying the issue is “the president’s problem.” She said the state does not have room to house migrant children.
Reynolds said during a radio interview on Thursday that her priority is the health and safety of all Iowans. “This is not our problem,” Reynolds said, as CBS2 reported. “This is the president’s problem. He’s the one that has opened the border and he needs to be responsible for this and he needs to stop it.”
A group of GOP attorneys general are now planning to throw up legal roadblocks against the Biden agenda, including his immigration policies. In early March, the state of Montana joined with Arizona in filing a lawsuit against the president over his executive order that blocks deportations, as the Daily Caller reported. And Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has led legal challenges against Biden orders that have allegedly contributed to the release by immigration authorities of criminal illegal aliens into the United States.
As The New York Post noted in an editorial early on Monday, American “taxpayers are already spending more than $60 million a week for the 16,500 unaccompanied minors in custody. Biden and Harris called the facilities housing [the minors] inhumane when Donald Trump was in the White House, but their administration has a record number of kids in custody.”
Biden has put Kamala Harris in charge of the “root causes” of the migrant surge—but so far the vice president has not visited the border nor responded to requests or invitations to do so.
In March, Border Patrol agents caught some 168,000 people crossing the southern border—a 20-year high, The Post reported.
On top of all of this, now Biden is looking into paying people in Central America not to come to this country, Reuters reported on Friday.
The potential transfer of cash would go to residents of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, said Roberta Jacobson, the White House’s southern border coordinator.
“We’re looking at all of the productive options to address both the economic reasons people may be migrating, as well as the protection and security reasons,” Jacobson told Reuters.
Most Americans understand there is terrible need in Central America. They want these people to be properly taken care of—in their own countries, by their own countries.
Meanwhile, they want the urgent and far-reaching needs of American citizens to be taken care of here—by our elected leaders—in a responsible, sensible, and prudent manner.
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—By CNJ Staff