The crisis at the border is a nightmare in numerous ways, and President Biden has done nothing to fix it.
Vice President Harris finally went to the border, what about Biden? Does he even care?
According to the Washington Times:
The border crisis is worsening, undercutting President Biden’s early assurances that the chaos along the U.S.-Mexico boundary was just a seasonal blip.
The Border Patrol reported the most action in 21 years in June. Agents recorded 178,416 arrests, defying Homeland Security officials’ public predictions that activity at the border would cool off in the summer.
Perhaps more worrying is the surge of illegal immigrant children, which came roaring back after a lull in the late spring. The government last week caught minors at the border faster than it could release them from government-run shelters. As of Sunday night, the Border Patrol had more than 1,400 in its custody, the highest number in nearly three months.
Tuesday marked six months into Mr. Biden’s tenure. On just about every measure of mayhem, the border situation looks worse than it did on Jan. 20.
Deaths of migrants are up, and the numbers would be worse but for a record-setting year of Border Patrol rescues.
Seizures of the dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl have set a record. Court case files are replete with stories of abusive encounters at the hands of smugglers. Agents also report a rise in dangerous high-speed chases as smugglers resist arrest.
“It’s as bad as it’s been in memory,” said Todd Bensman, a national security fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, who has just returned from a trip to Nicaragua and Costa Rica to survey the flow of people headed north. “By every yardstick that exists, the border — and not just the border areas, but the interior areas now — are in crisis.”