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Arnold Ahlert / August 9, 2021

Biden’s Cloward-Piven Immigration Agenda

The strategy seems to be overwhelming the system on the way to fundamental transformation.

“Currently, two million illegal aliens are scheduled to cross the southern border in the next year — with legal impunity, but without vaccinations, or COVID-19 tests, or lectures from Washington.” —Victor Davis Hanson

In 1966, Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven formulated the Cloward-Piven Strategy. It was a plan designed to overload the welfare state bureaucracy with demands that were impossible to meet, thereby precipitating crisis and the ultimate collapse of our society and its capitalist system.

Nothing epitomizes this effort better than a Biden administration that has willfully and effectively eliminated the nation’s southwest border.

As Hanson notes, two million illegal aliens, many of whom are infected with COVID-19, are pouring across the border. For perspective, there are only four cities in the entire nation with populations in excess of two million — New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Houston. In 2008, former President Barack Obama expressed his intention to fundamentally transform the United States of America. In May of 2020, Joe Biden also promised to “fundamentally transform the country” — using the pandemic as his vehicle for doing so.

The willfully orchestrated chaos at the border is that transformation — on steroids.

Yet it gets even more reprehensible: “Despite their so-called commitment to transparency, the Biden administration continues to hide how they are dealing with record numbers of illegal aliens crossing our border,” the immigrationreform.com website reveals. “The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has begun flying unaccompanied alien minors (UAC) and family units to cities across the United States under the cover of night.”

Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, Texas, is being used as a distribution hub for this insult to the American taxpayer. Fox News host Tucker Carlson obtained emails from a whistleblower revealing instructions from base commander Lt. Col. Matthew Burrows not to divulge the Air Force’s collaboration.

In Texas itself? McAllen’s Republican Mayor Javier Villalobos recently issued a Declaration of Local Disaster. Days later, its municipal government revealed there have been more than 7,000 confirmed COVID-19-positive immigrants released into the city of 143,268 residents by CBP since mid-February — including more than 1,500 new cases in just the past seven days.

Thus, while the Biden administration is contemplating nationwide mask and vaccine mandates — when they’re not busy coercing their equally contemptible allies in business, local and state governments, and academia to do the same — a damning reality cannot be denied: The Biden administration itself may be the foremost super-spreader of COVID-19 in the entire nation.

And not just COVID. Despite a record-setting 92,183 drug overdose deaths in 2020 — the “primary driver” of which was fentanyl, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency — from January to April 2021, border officials seized nearly 2,400 more pounds of fentanyl than during the same period in 2020. Thus, the same administration facilitating the spread of COVID-19 is equally committed to making 2021 a banner year for Mexican drug cartels and their drug-making Chinese allies by flooding the nation with narcotics and turning an additional tens of thousands of Americans into drug addicts.

Americans should be clear about what’s happening here. Despite record-breaking numbers of illegals crossing the border, House “Squad” member Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) stated last month that America “must eliminate funding for” Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), “and their parent organization DHS.” And despite the current onslaught, the Biden administration has left funding unchanged for ICE and CPB, even as ICE has admitted its agents are “overwhelmed,” as illegals are getting past them at the border without any interdiction whatsoever.

In short, the Biden administration has precipitated the subterfuge of effectively neutering the nation’s border control and enforcement agencies, while avoiding the political blowback that would arise from completely eliminating them.

It doesn’t get more “transformational” than that.

The seeds of this undertaking have been sown for years. In 2013, the Associated Press dropped the term “illegal immigrant” from its news coverage. Others soon followed suit, and now the majority of the media use terms like “undocumented immigrant” or “migrant” to describe illegals. States have given illegals driver’s licenses, in state-college tuition reductions, and in the city of San Francisco illegal aliens are allowed to vote in school board elections. Hundreds upon hundreds of sanctuary cities, counties, and states, all in open defiance of federal immigration law, protect illegals — even felons — with impunity.

Moreover, when Texas, which is bearing the lion’s share of the onslaught, tried to stop vehicles carrying illegals on the grounds they may spread COVID-19, the administration sued the state to prevent that from happening. In an Orwellian twist, feckless Attorney General Merrick Garland asserted the state was attempting to usurp the federal government’s responsibility to enforce immigration laws. To date, no one has asked Garland or anyone else in the administration how abetting the transport of illegals who might be infected with COVID-19 constitutes the enforcement of immigration law.

That’s because it doesn’t, and an administration constitutionally required to defend America “against all enemies foreign and domestic” is actively seeking to undermine the federal government’s most essential reason for existence.

In short, Cloward-Piven is alive and well.

The reason for this orchestrated invasion is the same reason that animates every Democrat Party policy: The acquisition and maintenance of power by any means necessary. In addition to open borders, soaring inflation, and policies such as defunding the police, making America energy dependent again, and the force-feeding of the transgender agenda and Critical Race Theory to children by the Democrats’ school union allies — unions who are now indicating that schools might not open again this year — are becoming increasingly untenable for a majority of American electorate.

Could importing millions of illegals — and simultaneously tying the so-called “infrastructure” package to mass amnesty for illegal aliens via budget reconciliation — be the solution to their potential problems in 2022? Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said in a statement that the transportation of migrants taking place in that state is occurring in “the dead of night without the knowledge or permission of the communities involved.”

Why the subterfuge? And what about states’ rights, especially when they’ve become what amounts to administration dumping grounds for illegals who not only don’t belong there but might be exacerbating the spread of the pandemic?

In 1993, Daniel Patrick Moynihan coined the term “defining deviancy down.” Welcoming an illegal population nearly the size of Houston into the nation in a single year — amidst a pandemic the same administration insists is intensifying — is the epitome of deviancy, courtesy of an administration fully embracing the Cloward-Piven Strategy.

At what point does deviancy become treason?

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