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0735, 01 Feb 24

Biden’s Border Policies Causing Flood of Illegals

People are flooding into our border because word is out that they will be able to stay. What this story misses is that this reality is not because of overwhelmed courts and border agents and whatnot. That is just another consequence. Illegals are allowed to stay because that’s how Joe Biden wants it. It is policy.

Today, people from around the globe are streaming across the southern border, most of them just as eager to work. But rather than trying to elude U.S. authorities, the overwhelming majority of migrants seek out border agents, sometimes waiting hours or days in makeshift encampments, to surrender.

Being hustled into a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle and taken to a processing facility is hardly a setback. In fact, it is a crucial step toward being able to apply for asylum — now the surest way for migrants to stay in the United States, even if few will ultimately win their cases.

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In December alone, more than 300,000 people crossed the southern border, a record number.

It is not just because they believe they will be able to make it across the 2,000-mile southern frontier. They are also certain that once they make it to the United States they will be able to stay.

Forever.

And by and large, they are not wrong.

The United States is trying to run an immigration system with a fraction of the judges, asylum officers, interpreters and other personnel that it needs to handle the hundreds of thousands of migrants crossing the border and flocking to cities around the country each year. That dysfunction has made it impossible for the nation to expeditiously decide who can remain in the country and who should be sent back to their homeland.

“I don’t know anyone who has been deported,” Carolina Ortiz, a migrant from Colombia, said in an interview…

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0735, 01 February 2024

7 Comments

  1. dad29

    Not only Joe!!

    Republicans just increased the monetary prize for illegals with children, both currently in-country ILLEGALLY and who will arrive later ILLEGALLY.

    Republicans call this a “tax cut” bill to fool the rubes.

  2. jonnyv

    This is a decades old problem that no one wants to truly deal with.
    1. We need MORE border patrol agents. And Republicans are currently against any increase in spending.
    2. We need MORE judges to go thru cases more quickly. But again… Republicans are currently blocking this additional spending.
    3. We need BETTER border security. And a shitty wall isn’t going to fix this. We need to make sure they are coming thru at specific points if at all possible.
    4. We should finally deal with the “dreamers”. Be done and give them citizenship.
    5. It should be easier (not harder) to give them jobs so they can pay the taxes that they are going to earn while here anyway. Assuming they are here on asylum and have made the appropriate check-ins.
    6. Many of these people are coming in because of our foreign policy and sanctions that we have put on their countries have driven down their economies and quality of life. This is another aspect we need to address.

    People are pouring in because they KNOW they have 2 to 3 years before they have to even attend a court hearing.

    Republicans don’t want to deal with it now because it is the number 1 wedge issue currently. And Trump wants to run on border security. Even a great deal they would turn down. We will wait to see what the current deal is offering, considering no one has actually seen it officially. But I don’t have a lot of faith that congress will do much of anything.

  3. Tuerqas

    Finding a Legislature doing the jobs they were elected and are paid to do? We might as well go hunting for snipe, we would likely be more successful.

  4. jonnyv

    T. We have become a nation of two sides who do NOT want to compromise on anything. Giving up ANYTHING is considered a loss and we can’t seem to let “the other side” have any sort of win.

    Trump tried to trade the dreamers for his wall funding before Covid. And neither side wanted to bend. It is sad and I don’t see an end to it in congress.

  5. Jason

    Come on jv. If more wall wasn’t going to help; how could more agents and more judges possibly help?

    You are delusional and myopic to a disgusting degree.

  6. dad29

    And JonnyV cannot read the tea leaves. Deep State Party members, which are both D and R, want the border wide open, for different reasons.

    Actual Conservatives, a minority of Republicans, want it controlled and want to limit immigration. The current law is just fine.

    The “compromise” was to include another crap-ton of money for defense contractors and the grift-and-fraud crowd hanging around Ukraine, some of which are American interests. And the rumor is that the “compromise” will limit illegal crossings to 5K/day. Well, then, perhaps Mitch’s wife should be raped, but ONLY 5X/day; after that he’ll call the cops.

    We do NOT “need” more BP agents, nor judges. The system is bogged down because of ILLEGALS who should be summarily exported back to wherever they came from. 99% of them are lying about “persecution”; it’s what they’ve been trained to do.

    No doubt JonnyV could scale the Trump wall and drop down without any ouchies. But 99.9% of the world’s population cannot do that–which forces them to go to fixed places for entry.

    Why do “dreamers” deserve citizenship? JonnyV won’t answer that because he can’t.

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