“I spent three days on the front lines of the Biden administration’s illegal-immigration crisis and found a Border Patrol that has changed from an enforcement agency to a concierge service,” Angie Wong reports in The Post.
Worse: “The southern border of the United States has become a suggestion, a line that vanishes a little more each day.”
Migrants are streaming into the country in droves, assisted by cartel coyotes and left-leaning nonprofits; US Custom and Border Protection officers do next to no enforcing. There’s not enough of them.
So they’ve resorted to working with the cartels and coyotes, coordinating on “when and where drop-offs will happen.” That’s right: Uncle Sam has effectively handed control of the border to the criminals profiting off of moving people across it.
It’s the direct result of President Joe Biden’s hot mess of a border policy.
From Feb. 1 to Dec. 31, 2021, officers apprehended 1,956,596 illegal immigrants on the southern border, vs. 511,192 under President Donald Trump a year earlier. That figure went up a record 283%. And countless more migrants, even in large groups, manage to cross into America without getting spotted, let alone caught, to add to those stats.
“Border Patrol pretends to patrol the border. Immigration and Customs Enforcement pretends to keep tabs on people coming in,” Wong notes. “President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris pretend to say, ‘Don’t come here,’ but every signal — from the wide open borders to the NGO welcome mat — says, ‘Come on in!’ ”
The only White House strategy seems to be: Keep the flow going, fly migrants around the country to spread out the impact, trust the media not to report on it — and pretend nothing is really happening. Didn’t the left once claim to be the “reality-based” side of US politics?