Thomas Gallatin / May 5, 2021

Biden’s Big Border Lie

Jen Psaki falsely claims that the current border crisis is Trump’s fault.

One of the first measures Joe Biden took upon assuming office was to systematically rescind nearly all of Donald Trump’s successful border control and immigration policies. By doing so, Biden effectively laid down a welcome mat inviting illegal aliens to come to the U.S. Predictably, masses of Central American migrants responded by illegally flowing across the southern border, overwhelming U.S. Border and Customs Protection. There were record numbers of unaccompanied minors, housed in overcrowded cages facilities, and a genuine border crisis was ignited. No matter the terminology games members of Team Biden play with their border “challenge” rhetoric, their attempts to shift blame expose the fact that they know it’s a crisis.

Taking a page right out of Barack Obama’s playbook, on Tuesday White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki falsely asserted, “After coming into office, our administration immediately jumped into action to address the influx of migrants at the border, something that began during and was exacerbated by the Trump administration.” Don’t believe your lying eyes, she insists; the current border crisis is all Trump’s fault.

Not only does Biden take credit for Trump’s effective work via Operation Warp Speed to develop multiple coronavirus vaccines in record time, but he also conveniently blames Trump for the damage created by his own foolish policy decisions. And make no mistake, it’s charitable to describe Biden’s border decisions as foolish. The truth is that they were intended to produce exactly the effect they have produced. That is nefarious.

Back to Psaki. She not only disingenuously spun blame onto the Trump administration, but she also insisted that the Biden administration is actually handling the crisis well. Psaki claimed, “At the end of March, there were more than 5,000 children in Customs and Border Protection patrol stations. Today, that number is approximately 600. … And just [Monday], the Department of Homeland Security announced that it will begin the process of reuniting a number of families who were separated by the polices of the previous administration.”

So, what explains the decreasing numbers in Border Patrol facilities? The answer appears to be the resumption of an Obama-era policy, only worse. As Fox News reported back in March, “Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) have begun to process and release illegal border crossers who claim asylum without issuing a Notice to Appear (NTA) — allowing them to depart custody without scheduling a court date for a hearing. The unprecedented move places the responsibility of seeking an asylum hearing on the migrants through Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or legal assistance.”

Meanwhile, it has been over 40 days since Biden tagged Kamala Harris as his new “border czar,” and she still has yet to hold a press conference or even visit the U.S. southern border. What’s this all about? It may be a strategic attempt to continue fueling the Democrats’ dubious narrative that Trump’s decision to cut back on millions in funds given to “Northern Triangle” countries in Central America is entirely to blame for the border crisis. It’s a globalist response to a national crisis.

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