Friday, June 07, 2024

Biden Is Blowing Smoke on the Border


In January, President Joe Biden pretended to throw up his hands at the border crisis he had created by undoing all of Donald Trump’s executive orders and the Remain in Mexico policy. “I’ve done all I can do, just give me the power,” he then claimed, while trying to get Congress to sign a bill that would further entrench the disorder and abuse of asylum claims his policies initiated.

It turns out there is something more Joe Biden s, in a desperate attempt to hide the mess his administration created.can do: He can blow more smoke through the use of executive orderAlready, some are bragging or falsely complaining that Joe Biden is “shutting down” the border with his executive order. The New York Times calls it a “dramatic election-year move” that shows how drastically immigration politics have shifted in the United States and “echoes an effort backed by President Donald J. Trump.” Would that it were so.

The foreign-born percentage of the population of the United States has ballooned to a historic high as of March 2024 — 15.6 percent of the U.S. population, or 51.6 million people. That’s roughly equivalent to California (the most populous state in the union) and Pennsylvania (the fifth-most populous). Many millions of them have no legal right to live here, and exist in a legal limbo...more

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