The Biden Rush of “migrants” (Regime Media-speak for illegal aliens) across the southern border dominated the Sunday talk shows [Pelosi says Biden administration inherited 'a broken system at the border,’ by Mychael Schnell, The Hill, March 14, 2021]. Even leftist Newsweek worries that immigration may sink Biden’s poll numbers [Emerging U.S. Border Crisis May End Joe Biden's Approval Rating Honeymoon, by Jacob Jarvis, Newsweek, March 10, 2021]. It’s beginning to look like the border crisis is overwhelming Biden’s Open Borders agenda and will make immigration the defining issue of the 2022 elections.
It is now obvious that Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas, a leftist Cuban-Jewish immigrant, lied about the border rush when he called it merely a “challenge” that was foisted upon the Biden administration by “the cruelty of the last administration” [No 'Crisis,' but DHS Chief Mayorkas Blames Trump Administration for Biden's Border 'Challenge', by Elizabeth Crisp, Newsweek, March 1, 2021]. The “challenge” has merely worsened in the last two weeks, and it is the Biden Regime’s stupid immigration policies, not POTUS 45’s “cruelty,” that are causing the problem.
Let’s look at some numbers:
Border Patrol apprehended more than 100,000 illegals in February, a 28 percent jump from January, a 174 percent increase from last February, and the highest February total since 2006 [100K Migrants Apprehended Last Month, by Bob Price, Breitbart, March 10, 2021]. Worst still, at least 1,500 illegals apprehended in Texas since January 25 carried COVID.
But most are released to hop buses and head across the country [After Border Patrol release, asylum-seekers test positive for Covid in Brownsville, Texas, by Damià Bonmatí, Noticias Telemundo Investiga and Martha Alicia López, NBC, March 2, 2021]. And these are just the ones who were caught [Number of COVID-positive migrants released in Texas surges, by Greg Norman and Griff Jenkins, Fox News, March 8, 2021].
The Regime Media, by the way, seem unperturbed about that fact. Yet they hysterically claimed outdoor Trump rallies were super-spreader events [Trump rallies act as super-spreader events, Associated Press, November 1, 2021]. Apparently, only white Trump supporters spread the China Virus.
The number of unaccompanied alien “children” (who are more difficult to expel under Kritarchy-imposed rules) is also rising—600 percent since Trump left office [Migrant Youth Pipeline to U.S. Surges Nearly 600 Percent Since Trump, by John Binder, Breitbart, March 4, 2021]. Border agents have apprehended almost 30,000 minors since October 1, the beginning of fiscal 2021 [Southwest Land Border Encounters, CBP. gov].
The illegal-alien totals for the five-months since then are frightening: 396,598. That is almost 90 percent of the total for all of fiscal 2020.
This has left detention facilities, which Biden and every other Democrat condemned as “kids in cages” during the Trump Administration, horribly overcrowded. Some inmates reportedly haven’t seen the sun for days [Lawyers describe overcrowded conditions for children in Border Patrol custody, by Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News, March 12, 2021]. But of course the media cover this development without the angry denunciations they heaped on Trump.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has blamed Biden for the disaster. He was immediately met with usual dubious “fact checks” of his point that COVID-positive illegals could spread the virus [Battle emerges between Biden administration and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over migrant arrivals, COVID-19 testing, by Quinn Owen, ABC News, March 12, 2021]. But note that at a news conference last week, Abbott said the border authorities themselves blame Biden and warned him about the coming disaster. Abbott said:
There is a crisis on the Texas border right now. … This crisis is a result of President Biden’s open-border policies.
Abbott’s remarks were viewed more than 2 million times.
Yet the Biden regime is unmoved. It now plans Ellis Island-style “rapid-processing hubs” for all the new undocumented Democrats [Texas family detention centers expected to transform into rapid-processing hubs, by Maria Sacchetti et al., Washington Post, March 4, 2021]. That change is due to what one DHS official believes will be the highest number of minors in “over 20 years.” That same official says that might not be enough to handle the influx, that hotels might have to house the overflow.
This is just Biden’s latest mockery of proper immigration enforcement. Biden froze deportations for 100 days, handcuffed Immigration and Customs Enforcement, (https://twitter.com/camiloreports/status/1367948237487939593) allowed aliens to challenge deportations [Joe Biden Expands ‘Sanctuary Country’ Orders, Gives Illegal Aliens Another Route to Avoid Arrest, by John Binder, Breitbart, March 5, 2021] ended Trump’s “Muslim travel ban,” ended funding for the border wall, ended tough asylum rules such as the “Remain in Mexico” policy, increased refugee admissions, and ordered a review of the public-charge rule that barred welfare-dependent immigrants from green cards. In addition, Biden promises Amnesty for millions of illegal aliens and increased work visas.
“While Tipton's ruling is a blow to Biden's pledge to temporarily halt deportations, it doesn't affect Immigration and Customs Enforcement's new enforcement priorities,” CNN reported [Federal judge extends block on Biden deportation pause, by Priscilla Alvarez, February 24, 2021].
And Biden wants to blame Trump for this mess?
The real Biden message was unthinkingly delivered by Mayorkas:
We are not saying don't come. We are saying don’t come now, because we will be able to deliver a safe and orderly process for them as quickly as possible. [Emphasis added]
[No 'Crisis,' but DHS Chief Mayorkas Blames Trump Administration for Biden's Border 'Challenge,' by Elizabeth Crisp, Newsweek, March 1, 2021]
Mayorkas: “Don’t come now, come later!”
Migrants: “Why should we wait?”
No wonder “migrants” tell reporters they’re coming to the border because of Biden. Even Mexico is grumbling. “They see him as the migrant president, and so many feel they’re going to reach the United States,” Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said after a recent phone call with Biden [Biden stirs Mexican angst over boom time for gangs, by Dave Graham, Reuters, March 10, 2021].
In fact, Biden officials know perfectly well who’s to blame: them.
Last week, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the White House must do more to discourage the illegals, without, of course, offering any concrete ideas [White House Says It Must ‘Work More’ to Discourage Illegal Migrants Coming to US, by Emily Jacobs, New York Post, March 8, 2021]
And at a news conference, “border czar” Roberta Jacobson inadvertently admitted that Abbott is right:
Well, first of all, one of the things I think is important is we’ve seen surges before, surges tend to respond to hope, and there was a significant hope for a more humane policy after four years of, you know pent up demand. So I don’t know whether I would call that a coincidence, but I certainly think the idea that a more humane policy would be in place may have driven people to make that decision. [Emphasis added]
Watch: NSC official Roberta Jackson just inadvertently admitted that Joe Biden's immigration agenda is driving the border crisis: pic.twitter.com/rnsOaWQiP5— John Cooper (@thejcoop) March 10, 2021
The surge will, of course, worsen as the weather improves. So Biden’s in a pickle. He knows he must open the borders to please his far-Left constituency. But he also knows a massive “migrant” surge is the last thing normal Americans want.
Significantly highlighting Biden’s predicament: his surprising reluctance to lift Trump’s very popular temporary legal immigration moratorium. He has until the end of this month to decide. Yet he had stayed true to his Open Border pledges, he would have revoked it immediately [Biden yet to act on overturning some Trump immigration policies, by Anita Kumar, Politico, March 9, 2021].
Biden and his handlers know the border rush is, in fact, an emergency. That’s why he just sent in the Federal Emergency Management Agency [Biden Administration Directs FEMA to Help Shelter Migrant Children, by Zolan Kanno-Youngs, New York Times, March 14, 2021]. Apparently, it just didn’t occur to them that this would happen. Of course, these are people who believe the Capitol “Insurrection” Hoax.
If the Biden Regime were serious, needless to say, it would allow Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement to do their jobs, and restore Trump’s Remain in Mexico policy. But it won’t. The Treason Lobby and rest of the radical Left will deem any border restrictions as “racist” and/or “fascist.” That’s why the Biden Amnesty bill dispensed with any pretense of beefing up border security, unlike all previous Amnesty efforts. The far Left would have gone ballistic at mere thought of it.
Wisely, Republicans see opportunity. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy wants to make the crisis a major theme for his caucus and plans a border tour with GOP lawmakers. Abbott and others are even stressing the COVID carriers. “There are super-spreader caravans coming across,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise said last week [Fears of a border crisis fuel tension in Congress, by Sarah Ferris et al., Politico, March 11, 2021].
Interestingly, it appears the Ruling Class is really afraid of this COVID argument: Big Tech is shutting down discussion of it. Scandalously, Twitter even forced former House Speaker (!) Newt Gingrich to delete a viral tweet about the COVID surge at the border.
We are required to disbelieve that illegals carry the China Virus. And we are required not to talk about it.
Twitter is becoming more aggressive in its censorship. The company locked Newt Gingrich out of his 2.2m-follower account for 'hateful conduct' unless he deleted the tweet seen below. After a week, Gingrich deleted it, sent (futile) protest to Twitter. https://t.co/BwQd4WmgE3 pic.twitter.com/oBgInjaprS— Byron York (@ByronYork) March 14, 2021
But Big Tech, Joe Biden, and the leftist Regime Media can’t suppress the truth. Americans see the border crisis and know what Open Borders means.
Even some Democrats are among that silent majority. Two Texas Democrats, Representatives Henry Cuellar and Vicente Gonzalez, are begging the Biden Administration to reverse course and restore some of Donald Trumps’ much-maligned policies [Texas Democrat knocks Biden over immigration policy, sending delegation to the state without notice, by Nikolas Lanum, Fox News, March 9, 2021]. Rep. Gonzalez even wants Remain in Mexico to return.
.@RepGonzalez, a Texas Democrat called out @JoeBiden, asking that his admin stop the current flux of migrants and proposed that they process them in their home countries or in #Mexico, instead of incentivizing them to cross U.S. border. #Safe3rdCountry?https://t.co/ZfPrZekwgT— Trish Regan (@trish_regan) March 14, 2021
More swing-state Democrats are likely to agree as the crisis worsens.
But the Biden Regime won’t change course, particularly with Alejandro Mayorkas and Merrick Garland guiding policy. It is too committed to Open Borders, even at the cost of the rest of its agenda. Establishment Democrats are terrified of their hyper-emotional Left—and they have bet the party’s future on the Great Replacement: Electing A New People through immigration policy.
Good thing is, no Congressional Republican will likely agree to any Democratic legislation that doesn’t strengthen border security and restore some of Trump’s policies. Because that’s a non-starter with most Democrats, no Amnesty measure can pass Congress.
Which means, possibly, to a big win for the GOP in 2022—if the party targets the border crisis and offers tough solutions.
The Silent Majority wants the border shut.
Washington Watcher II [Email him] is an anonymous DC insider.