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Biden’s Open Border America

October 18, 2021
Weekly Columns

When President Biden assumed office, he promised to secure our southern border and reform our nation’s immigration system for the better. Unfortunately, he has instead reversed several immigration policies that keep our country and migrants safe and provide fair processes to migrants who enter our country legally and lawfully. Sadly, through his misguided actions, he has practically turned the United States into an open border country.

Due to the president’s reversal of several policies, including the former Administration’s “Stay in Mexico” policy and stopping construction of the border wall, millions of migrants from around the world are making the dangerous journey to our southern border and seeking entry into our country. In fact, more than 1.2 million illegal immigrants have been apprehended at the border since this February, marking a stunning 21-year high for border apprehensions. And this month, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has asked officials to prepare for the alarming possibility of as many as 400,000 illegal border apprehensions to occur.

As the ongoing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border worsens, Democrats and President Biden are aiming to enact policies that would exacerbate the nation’s economic crisis and cause inflation to further rise. They are doing this through a massive $5 trillion reconciliation bill, which would also create more incentives for illegal immigrants and open the southern border even wider.

For example, the massive piece of legislation Democrats are negotiating amongst themselves would waive many grounds for denying entry to immigrants, including such reasons as infection or lack of vaccination status during a pandemic, failure to attend removal proceedings in previous immigration cases and the previous renouncement of American citizenship. Disturbingly, this bill would also grant DHS with authority to waive previous convictions for migrants seeking lawful status in our country for such crimes as human trafficking, narcotics violations and illegal voting.

Moreover, the Democrats’ expensive bill currently includes new incentives for migrants to unlawfully enter our country by granting amnesty for millions, which would cost our country nearly $100 billion over 10 years for welfare and entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare. Illegal immigrants would also become eligible for Democrats’ proposed “free” college program, student aid and the enhanced child tax credit.

Because of President Biden’s incomprehensible mismanagement of the border and destructive immigration policies, he has created an open border and a new wave of entitlements in our country. Now our communities are less safe, and our country is on the verge of bankruptcy. Sadly, rather than propose solutions that would solve the border crisis created by the Biden Administration, Democrats are choosing to pursue policies that would make matters much worse.