The calamitous results of Biden’s inhumane border crisis persist. Our national attention has been diverted to other policy disasters such as the surrender of Afghanistan to the Taliban, the soaring inflation and underperforming economy, the unabated indoctrination of our student-children that everyone is a racist, and America is the “great Satan.” Not to mention the lawlessness and violent crime in Democrat-run cities.
Yes, the radical Left has been busy dismantling America the Beautiful and attempting to replace it with a Venezuelan style, radical Neo-fascist marriage of big government with big tech and big business.
In the meantime, frontline health care workers who worked throughout the COVID-19 year without vaccines and largely without concern for their personal safety are being threatened with termination by already short-staffed health care groups if they refuse to get vaccinated. The Biden team, particularly the mendacious Dr. Anthony Fauci, encourages all private businesses to persecute their employees in the same way.
The Biden Regime pushes private businesses to enforce the “vaccine” even knowing that the Centers for Disease Control have actually modified the definition of vaccine, which used to be defined as producing immunity to a specific disease, to an entirely different meaning. A vaccine doesn’t produce immunity, it merely stimulates the body’s immune response to a disease.
As in all things, the Biden Regime resorts to lies and distortions to try to control people.
But through thick and thin, through one disastrous outcome that follows one bad Biden-Harris-Pelosi-Schumer policy after another, there has been one constant. The border crisis will grow worse daily.
The Rio Grande Valley continues to receive the surrender of thousands of illegal aliens—mostly ostensible family groups and unaccompanied children—every day!
The comparatively isolated area south of Tucson, the San Miguel area, has started seeing groups of 40, 50, and even a hundred, again the same makeup of family groups and children without parents, on a regular basis.
Over the Labor Day weekend, more than 2,500 people were apprehended in the Yuma sector alone.
A way to think about this is that official Customs and Border Patrol numbers for apprehensions of unaccompanied children from January to March 2020, during the last year of President Trump’s term, was 9,787. During that same time in 2021, the first year of President Biden’s term, that number had grown to 34,097. That’s a 248% increase.
From January to May, the first five months of the Biden Regime, the authorities had lost contact with nearly 5,000 unaccompanied minors who had been released into the country.
But that’s only part of the problem. More than half of the 65,000 unaccompanied minors encountered crossing illegally into the United States between January and May this year were released into the country (39,662). Only about 14,500 of these minors even received a follow-up check.
Can you imagine what would happen if the Trump Administration “lost” children like this? Well, you don’t have to.
The Left went apoplectic when about 1,500 children could not be immediately located. We had Congressional hearings. The Democrats wanted to impeach the President. But then, that was their reaction to any problem.
The Trump Administration quickly worked to find and verify the welfare of each of those children. The Biden Regime has to scramble to try and find the 5,000 children it has lost., plus reach out to the more than 15,000 other children they have released into the country.
The response from the media? Silence. From the Democrats? Crickets. Where is the weeping and wailing from AOC, the Squad, Jerry Nadler, Nancy Pelosi, and company?
The Biden team also has to determine if some of these unaccompanied children have been caught up in a child-labor-trafficking ring.
So, what is the reset?
An Administration that cannot—will not—make sure that all Americans who want to leave Afghanistan can get out also refuses to secure our southern border against the nearly 300,000 illegal border crossers each month.
The crisis at the border will continue unabated because, simply, the Biden Regime campaigned on open borders, has implemented policies that produce those results, and refuses to change those very dangerous policies.
The forecast is for more of the same.
• Andrew Steven Biggs is an American attorney and politician who represents Arizona’s 5th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.
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