• Democrats Dishonest About Biden Border Disaster – Some State’s Pushing Back

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    Surge Summary: The gestating crisis at America’s southern border is Joe Biden’s and his Democratic party’s fault – the facts and numbers make that undeniable; and their dissimulation about it doesn’t change that reality. Encouraging developments are that several states are pushing back against the administration’s immigration blockheadedness – and achieving some success.

    by Gary Bauer

    I’m sure you’ve heard this old joke:  How can you tell if a politician is lying?  His lips are moving.

    Well, a lot of Democrats went on the Sunday talk shows … and claimed that the crisis at the southern border was caused by Donald Trump.  That’s breathtaking in its dishonesty.

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi led the charge, claiming that the Biden Administration “inherited a broken system at the border” and is working “to correct that.”  Pelosi added that the current crisis is “a transition from what was wrong before to what is right.”

    What Biden “inherited” thanks to Donald Trump was a border largely under control.  Trump built hundreds of miles of new wall.  He deployed troops to help secure the border.  He got tough with Mexico.  He clearly discouraged migrants from walking into our country for free healthcare, education and jobs.

    Biden reversed all of that.  The first thing Joe Biden did when he took office was sign a slew of executive orders undoing everything Donald Trump did to secure the border.  Construction on the border wall was stopped, and now there are many gaps in the wall.

    How do we know that this is Biden’s crisis and not Trump’s fault?  Illegal aliens are pouring into the country wearing Biden T-shirts, not Trump T-shirts.

    At the White House recently, a Biden official said in English that the border is closed.  But she then said in Spanish that the border is open.  Guess which sentence was heard in Latin America?

    Meanwhile, illegal immigration is at its highest level in 15 years, and many migrants arriving at the border seem to believe that Joe Biden “promised” to let them in.

    Last month, nearly 9,500 unaccompanied children crossed our southern border.  Each of those children will become the responsibility of the American taxpayer.  Each of those children, and who knows how many more on the way, will cost at least $10,000 a year to educate.

    That’s not even getting into healthcare costs.  And we know that many of the illegal immigrants crossing the border are testing positive for COVID at twice the national average.  Meanwhile, one Texas border facility is operating in excess of 700% capacity.

    The Biden Administration continues to insist that this is not a crisis or an emergency.  But it just asked FEMA – the Federal Emergency Management Agency – for help.  I wish I could report that FEMA was helping to secure the border.  Instead, it is babysitting unaccompanied children.

    Fighting Back

    I am pleased to report that Republican officials in states heavily impacted by illegal immigration are fighting back.

    As we noted before, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton immediately went into federal court seeking to block Joe Biden’s ban on deportations.  He won a nationwide injunction from federal Judge Drew Tipton.

    Paxton’s efforts are also being supported by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, who blasted the deportation freeze as a threat to public safety.

    In addition, nearly a dozen state attorneys general are seeking to block Biden’s attempt to end enforcement of the “public charge” rule that prevents immigrants from becoming financial burdens on U.S. taxpayers.  The rule has been part of U.S. immigration policy since 1882, but has largely been overlooked until the Trump Administration decided to enforce it again.

    If Biden succeeds in effectively repealing the rule, taxpayers will be on the hook for billions of dollars of additional welfare and social safety net expenses.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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