Thomas Gallatin / May 7, 2021

What Crisis? Deportations Down, Illegal Crossings Surge

The border crisis is merely a media creation, Psaki disingenuously claims.

There’s no illegal immigration border crisis. At least that’s what White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki insisted again this week. She chalked up all this “crisis” talk to disingenuous spin from media outlets seeking to create clickbait headlines. “Really what we had to be focused on was what we were going to do about it, and to us it’s like, that wasn’t really a crisis, it was a huge challenge. But a really big driver was we understand and know the nature of some components of social media and media these days, and we just didn’t want to feed into that on this issue or really any issue.” In other words, it’s a made-up crisis, and there’s no “there” there.

If only that darn media were more favorable to the Biden administration. Oh, wait.

In any case, the Democrat senator from Arizona begs to differ with Psaki. Kyrsten Sinema called on the Biden administration to “do more” to address the surge of illegals crossing the border. “The reality is that this is a crisis,” Sinema asserted. “We all know it, and the federal government must do more to address this surge of migrants who are coming to the border with increasing numbers each year.” Sinema relayed from her own personal experience that she knows “firsthand how Arizona, especially our small border communities, have been paying the price for our federal government’s failure to fix our system over the past several decades.”

Meanwhile, even as the number of illegals caught crossing the border in March broke a 15-year record (more than 170,000 people), the Biden administration is decreasing the number of criminal alien deportations. The Washington Post notes, “The number of deportations carried out by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement last month fell to the lowest monthly level on record, a drop that comes as illegal border crossings remain at a 20-year high.”

And why has this happened? It can be tied to Joe Biden’s narrowing of criminal deportation standards. According to a February memo from Biden’s Department of Homeland Security, “If there is any question as to whether an individual falls into the category of posing a public safety threat, managers should err on the side of caution and postpone the individual’s removal until a full assessment … is conducted [emphasis added]. If there isn’t sufficient time to determine whether an individual was convicted of an aggravated felony or poses a public safety risk, the individual shall be removed from the manifest until such time as the review is complete.”

So, even though these individuals have already broken the law by illegally entering the U.S. (which alone is deserving of deportation), Biden’s DHS will refrain from deporting them if they’re not satisfied that the individuals have committed serious felony crimes. In other words, unless they can be proven to be really bad guys, then don’t deport them.

Due to Biden’s narrowing deportation guidelines, DHS has knowingly released thousands of criminal aliens back into the American populace.

Biden’s border policy “is actively helping organized crime,” insisted former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly. “When Joe Biden came in, he dismantled in 24 hours Donald Trump’s border policy that made it more difficult for migrants to come to the United States and more difficult for narcotics to be smuggled in here from the Mexican cartels. That’s a fact. No dispute.”

It’s not just the prospect of increased crime rates due to Biden’s disastrous border policy; it’s the impact that illegal aliens have on the struggling jobs market and wages. As the country seeks to recover from the economic damage caused by the pandemic, Biden is flooding the country with illegals, which only serves to diminish wages and work opportunities for working-class Americans. Yet all his press secretary does is blame the media for calling it a crisis.

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