American Elephants

Is the U.S. Able to Control Its Borders? by The Elephant's Child
March 20, 2021, 5:56 pm
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In the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, Holman Jenkins Jr. wrote about the “Immigration Unpresident.” He said if Biden would hold a press conference he could explain why there is a border crisis. He added “President Biden is not throwing away Donald Trump’s immigration policy. He’s throwing away the border policy of every president since Bill Clinton. When the early 1990s dawned so did the realization behind what became known as “prevention through deterrence”– the U.S. may not be able to control its border but it can influence the incentives of those who seek to cross.

It’s quite clear that President Biden is a victim of the seething hatred for Donald Trump that most of his political party is. He has been furiously busy trying to eliminate everything done by President Trump since the day he was inaugurated. In the cases where he cannot eliminate, like Trump’s “Warp Speed” development of vaccines, he’s claiming he did it himself.

With the Border, Mr. Trump came along with the naive old-fashioned idea that first you control the border, then you decide who gets in. The media is not covering up the growing crisis at the border. As President Biden has cancelled Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico” policy the number of people trying to cross the U.S. Mexico border has surged.

We are not a “nation of immigrants” unless you want to go way back. Even the Native Americans were immigrants from the Pacific Islands. My latest were a young couple from Wales in 1820. Congress has decided that we can allow one million new immigrants a year. The rules are that you apply at your closest consulate or embassy and wait your turn. I don’t know what the rules are for guest workers. There are special rules for agricultural workers, and the Tech industry seems to be importing scads of workers from India, who come cheaper, I guess, than our own stem graduates. I am not anti-immigrant. I’m anti illegal immigrant.

What seems to be different is President Biden’s mindset. He regards the illegals breaching the border as “refugees” — from what exactly other than not being able to earn as much money at home is unknown. But he regards the United States as a country that has always helped “refugees,” so that’s what he’s going to do. He is proposing amnesty for the over 11 million illegal aliens in this country already, and a pathway to citizenship. They are not to be called “illegal” but as “noncitizens” which is defined as “any person not a citizen or national of the United States.” He is allowing some migrants seeking asylum to enter and remain in the U.S. pending adjudication of their asylum applications. Most of the illegal minors are teenagers looking for work, not little kids.

Jen Psaki explained at her press briefing Feb. 24th that the Biden administration’s policy was “not to expel” unaccompanied children who arrive at the border. Democratic Socialist AOC wants to get rid of ICE, ban for profit detention (?) and create “climate refugee ” status. Large mouth, vast ignorance.

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