President Joe Biden’s no-border policy has detonated an explosion of illegal-immigrant apprehensions and got-aways at the southern “frontier.” Millions of Americans consider this one of Biden’s biggest failures, surpassed only by his utterly calamitous withdrawal from Afghanistan. However, this fiasco is Biden’s finest hour.
After 11 months, Biden’s “border” remains wide open, if not functionally erased. Illegal immigrants cascade across. Between Feb. 1 and Dec. 31, 2021 — on Biden’s watch — Customs and Border Protection apprehended a record 1,956,596 illegal immigrants on the southern “frontier,” vs. 511,192 one year earlier, under President Donald Trump — up 283 percent.
Biden gives illegal migrants free tickets to ride buses that whisk them deep into the US interior. Migrants in Brownsville, Texas, score free cab rides to the airport, whereupon they jet to Atlanta, Houston and other cities.
Still other illegal immigrants — including single adult males — board clandestine night flights that land after closing time in New York’s Westchester Airport and other airfields. As if in a “Saturday Night Live” sketch, migrants without papers may use their arrest warrants as ID to board aircraft. Specifically, this is ICE Form I-200 — Warrant for Arrest of Alien.
And these are just the migrants whom CBP intercepted. Biden let an estimated 500,000 “got-aways” get away. Where are they? Who knows?
Biden has had an entire year to improve this rapidly devolving mess. Instead, he has not lifted a cuticle.
Since Biden has done nothing about this for a year, one must conclude that this is what he wants. But why? Why would Biden willfully obliterate the US-Mexico boundary and vacuum millions of migrants north?
I believe that the open “border” is designed to import the maximum number of Future Democrats of America. Biden and his ilk see these people as potential voters and, they reckon, a majority will be Democrats.
“For the Left, these policies are practically a fantasy come true,” Jessica M. Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies with the Center for Immigration Studies, told me. “The Democrats think that, in the long run, these new arrivals will not only stock certain congressional districts with fresh bodies, but also become loyal Democrat voters.”
The Service Employees International Union’s Eliseo Medina, an honorary chairman of the Democratic Socialists of America, seems to concur. He said that an influx of immigrants “will create a governing coalition for the long term, not just for an election cycle.”
A clearer indication of Democrats’ true intentions lies in their reaction to legislation by Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas). His measure declared “the sense of Congress that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens.”
The late Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) responded: “We are prepared to open up the political process and let all of the people come in.”
The Republican motion died 197-228 in the Democratic-controlled House on March 8, 2019. Dems voted overwhelmingly, 227-6, to hand ballots to illegal immigrants. By 191-1, Republicans unanimously (minus Michigan’s Justin Amash) chose to reserve the vote to US citizens.
If Biden’s blessed “voting rights” bill passes — God forbid — new, federally imposed same-day registration would let these people approach the polls on Election Day and demand ballots. Officials will have no time to check their citizenship status.
A new federal ban on voter ID would prevent election workers from seeking proof — not even their arrest warrants — that these people are who they say they are.
And existing federal and county requirements for foreign-language ballots would help illegal immigrants vote in Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog (Filipino), Vietnamese and other tongues.
From soaring inflation to surging crime to Taliban terrorists sporting billions worth of abandoned US military gear, Joe Biden’s belly-flops are innumerable. But America’s breached “border” and the ensuing Katrina-esque flood of illegal migrants are not among them. Indeed, this policy is Biden’s most stunning triumph.
Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor.