Thomas Gallatin / March 15, 2021

Democrats’ Numbers Gambit With Illegal Aliens

Biden wants a high number of illegals for the political power, so he’s downplaying and blame-shifting the current border crisis.

The border crisis continues to escalate, including record numbers of unaccompanied illegal alien children, due entirely to Joe Biden reversing Donald Trump’s effective enforcement policies. Naturally, the new administration and Democrats are scrambling to deflect blame. And who do they blame? Why, Trump, of course.

On Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asserted a blatant lie: “What the [Biden] administration has inherited is a broken system at the border, and they are working to correct that in the children’s interest.” She added that Biden is working “a transition from what was wrong before to what is right.”

While it’s accurate to argue that the Biden administration is working on a “transition,” Pelosi is absolutely upside down in her assessment of what is “wrong” or “right.”

Just how bad has the border crisis become? Well, it’s bad enough that it cannot be avoided by the mainstream media. While not of that ilk, the Washington Examiner reported that “a migrant facility in Texas was at 729% pandemic-era capacity at the beginning of March, as an influx of unaccompanied minors continues along the southern border.” The overcrowding in these facilities has become so bad that the minors are taking turns sleeping on the floor.

Mexican government officials are reportedly “worried the new U.S. administration’s asylum policies are stoking illegal immigration and creating business for organized crime.” Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who is a lefty himself, recently called on Biden “to work together to regulate the flow, because this business can’t be tackled from one day to the next.” Furthermore, Mexican intelligence has warned that criminal cartels are “diversifying methods of smuggling and winning clients as they eye U.S. measures that will ‘incentivize migration.’”

Meanwhile, the Biden administration has rejected calling it a “crisis,” though if anything can be called a crisis, the fault must be entirely attributed to the Trump administration’s immigration policy. That’s the narrative coming from the Biden administration — a narrative that Pelosi clearly sought to bolster.

This is the same tactic Biden has employed regarding COVID, claiming credit for the vaccine while at the same time falsely asserting that Trump left him with no COVID plan.

All this leads to the question of why Biden and Democrats would be so hell-bent on reversing Trump’s effective border enforcement policies, which in turn has invited the current crisis. Much of the answer lies in the reason the Democrats objected to Trump’s ultimately failed attempt to include a citizenship question in the 2020 Census: congressional apportionment. Illegal aliens obviously do not have the right to vote, yet they still afford Democrats a sizable opportunity for greater political power if they count toward a district’s population. By including illegal aliens as part of a constituency, Democrats can artificially expand apportionment, leading to the election of more Democrat representatives and thus greater congressional power.

However, the surging border crisis is now threatening to undermine the Biden administration’s plan to grant mass amnesty to the dubious number of 11 million illegal aliens, hence the administration’s downplaying the crisis. As Matthew Tragesser of the Federation of American Immigration Reform explained, “The nation’s border crisis is certainly impacting President Biden’s mass amnesty immigration bill. Even prior to February’s record apprehension totals, members of the president’s party voiced concern and skepticism over his radical amnesty bill. They understood that the bill was more so a messaging tactic and never really had a realistic chance of passage.”

Still, legislative success may be only a matter of time and numbers. Which is exactly why Democrats are flooding the nation.

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