The Patriot Post® · Dems Roll Out the Immigration Welcome Mat
Millions of American citizens remain unemployed after a yearlong “15 days to flatten the curve” destroyed their jobs. There’s a crisis at the border as hundreds of thousands of illegals — including roughly 14,000 unaccompanied minors currently in custody — pour across at the behest of Joe Biden’s administration. So, what better time for the House to pass amnesty for millions of illegals?
House Democrats (and nine Republicans) figuratively put up a giant neon welcome sign at the border when they passed the American Dream and Promise Act, granting 2.5 million people a pathway to citizenship and making another two million eligible for lawful permanent residence. These are the so-called “Dreamers” that Barack Obama worked to legalize under his DACA order. Meanwhile, 30 Republicans joined Democrats in passing the Farm Modernization Workforce Act, which would establish a pathway to legalization for another one million illegals doing agricultural work.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi crowed, “We say to the world we are making a very big difference in how we value the diversity of America.” How about valuing the jobs and wages of American workers?
The merits of these two bills are almost entirely beside the point. Biden has been president for less than two months and he’s already thoroughly torpedoed Donald Trump’s work to get the border under control. Biden’s press secretary, Jen Psaki, may want to refer to the “challenges” rather than the “crisis” at the border, but make no mistake: Crisis is the word to describe it. And it’s a man-made crisis.
This is not the time to be considering what to do about pathways to citizenship. “When you have a crisis at the border,” said GOP Whip Steve Scalie, “the last thing you should do is make it worse.”
But that’s exactly what congressional Democrats and the Biden administration are doing. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has previously told migrants not to come “right now.” On Thursday, he continued the contradictory messaging to those sending minors across the border. “We say ‘do not come’ because it is dangerous,” he said. But then he added, “Some loving parents might send their child to traverse Mexico alone, to reach the southern border, our southern border. I hope they don’t undertake that perilous journey, but if they do, we will not expel that young child. We will care for that young child and unite that child with a responsible parent. That is who we are as a nation, and we can do it.”
Si, estamos abiertos. (Yes, we’re open.)
Did we mention that Mayorkas admitted to releasing illegals into the U.S. without COVID tests?
South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, for one, has had enough. Team Biden “has lost control of the border” and Mayorkas “doesn’t have either the will or capability to fix the problem.” In fact, Graham said, “It is time for DHS Secretary Mayorkas to change course or change jobs.”
The trouble is, Mayorkas is doing exactly the jobs Democrats want him to do.