During a debate in 2020, then-candidate Joe Biden said that, if he were elected President, he would “make sure” that migrants and asylum seekers “surge the border”. Almost immediately after President Trump was sworn into office, he declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, as violent criminals and deadly drugs, like China-made fentanyl, had been pouring into the U.S. killing Americans and destroying innocent families. With the emergency declaration came nearly $15 billion in critical funding that Trump devoted to build the border wall, which saw 458 miles of new wall built by the end of Trump’s term. President Trump’s tough by fair immigration policies, pre-pandemic, had lowered southern border crossings to a historic 50-year low. Fast forward to 2022, Joe Biden is president, he stopped building the border wall, and he kept his campaign promise of ensuring migrants surge the southern border, thus undoing all of President Trump’s hard work to secure America. So what do the latest numbers say about the migrant invasion? The numbers will shock you, and it’s important that Americans know the truth about the Democrats’ invasion of America.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released data showing that August was the sixth straight month with over 200,000 illegal southern border apprehensions. Combined with data over this last year, there have now been 2.1 million people who have attempted to illegally cross the southern border into America, (the highest number ever recorded by CBP!)
President Biden and the radical left’s open-border policies are directly to blame. Almost immediately after being sworn in, President Biden issued Executive Orders to undo Trump-era policies, cut border funding, halted the construction of the border wall, and reversed a law called Title 42 that Trump used to keep illegals who attempted to cross the border on the other side during detention.
It’s not just people that are invading America. Law enforcement circles across America have been dealing with another surge, drug-related deaths of young and minor Americans. It is no secret that China, the world largest fentanyl producer, is purposely pushing this deadly drug into America with the help of their Mexican drug cartel pals, in order to destabilize our society and destroy America from within. A few days ago, over 1 million fentanyl pills were taken off the streets when the Phoenix Police Department made the largest fentanyl bust in police history.
To add insult to injury, a few weeks ago Vice President Kamala Harris, who was appointed by President Biden to tackle the border crisis, had the audacity to claim that the “border is secure,” forcing the White House into damage control mode. Fox News reporter Jacqui Heinrich pushed back on White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, asking her “Do you think that Americans believe that the border is secure?”
Jean-Pierre replied, “What I can tell you is the record and the process that we have been using to make sure that we do our best to secure the border. We do our best to make sure that we fix a broken system that was left behind by the last administration, and that’s what we’re going to continue to do.” Another word salad with no substance.
It’s comical to hear the Biden administration attempt to lay blame on President Trump for the flooding of people and drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border when the data clearly shows that Trump is the one who was improving our border and Biden is the one who personally invited the migrant caravans over and that has resulted again in over 2 million people trying to illegally enter America in the last year. The Biden administration would have you believe the surge in numbers coinciding with their term so far in office is all a big coincidence.
It’s fair to say that Americans don’t want President Biden to continue doing whatever it is he is doing on the southern border. The numbers and polls show that clearly. Even Democrats, like Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) who represents a border district, have publicly criticized the Biden Administration, saying recently that “they’re just not on the same page, where they say that the border is closed. It’s not closed,” Cuellar said. “There’s got to be repercussions at the border,” the congressman said,”otherwise they’ll keep coming.”
Bob Carlstrom is President of AMAC Action