With the promise of eventual amnesty, Latin Americans are flooding the southern border to try to cross illegally. The Biden administration is forced to set up tent camps. There is the potential for much misery and suffering that was AVOIDED by President Trump and his tough policies, which discouraged people from heading to the border and creating a crisis.
That’s why the Biden administration is trying to say there isn’t a crisis.
Byron York writes in the Washington Examiner:
There are “as many as 4,000 people trying each day to cross the border illegally. And now, the administration has moved into full denial mode. On Monday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas insisted there is no crisis at the border. “The answer is no,” Mayorkas said at a White House briefing. “I think there is a challenge at the border that we are managing, and we have our resources dedicated to managing it.”
A reporter challenged Mayorkas. “Respectfully, sir, though, one of your predecessors, Jeh Johnson [President Obama’s Homeland Security Secretary], said that 1,000 illegal border crossings a day constitutes a crisis, that it overwhelms the system. We’re at between three and four thousand now, according to CBP officials. So how is this not a crisis?”
There’s no crisis at the border, Mayorkas repeated. It’s a “challenge.” “I have explained that quite clearly,” he said. “We are challenged at the border. The men and women of the Department of Homeland Security are meeting that challenge.” The Biden administration, he said, is “building the capacity to…meet our humanitarian aspirations in execution of the president’s vision.”