The Patriot Post® · Biden's Outrageous Border Patrol Smear
More than 1.3 million migrants have crossed the border illegally since Joe Biden took office — and that’s just the ones the Border Patrol counted. This border crisis has been by his design. That is the strategic context in which to place recent news about what was thought to be 15,000 Haitian migrants in Del Rio, Texas. Some estimates are that 30,000 Haitians illegally crossed the border in September.
First, it’s worth noting that the Biden administration took heat from numerous Democrats for having the gall to deport some Haitians back to Haiti. The truth, however, is that while a few hundred were indeed sent back, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says that at least 12,000 were simply released into the U.S. And the number could be even higher, because Mayorkas says DHS is still processing around 5,000 more.
“If you come to the United States illegally, you will be returned,” Mayorkas warned last week. So much for that.
Why not finish the wall to deter such caravans? “We do not agree with the building of the wall,” Mayorkas opined. “The law provides that individuals can make a claim for humanitarian relief. That is actually one of our proudest traditions.” What Biden’s policies created was a humanitarian crisis.
So what did Biden and his “border czar” Kamala Harris do about this crisis? Grossly slander the Border Patrol.
After images from the border were utterly and falsely distorted to make it seem as if Border Patrol agents were cruelly mistreating migrants, Biden and Harris joined other Democrats in condemning American law enforcement.
Having already called it horrible last week, she later declared, “As we all know it also evoked images of some of the worst moments of our history where that kind of behavior has been used against the indigenous people of our country, has been used against African Americans during times of slavery.” In fact, she demanded, “There needs to be consequence and accountability. Human beings should not be treated that way.”
Many Border Patrol agents, by the way, are minorities. All of them were simply doing their jobs: enforcing the law.
Biden promised there will be punishment. “It’s horrible what you saw,” he said. “To see people like they did, with horses, running them over, people being strapped, it’s outrageous. I promise you, those people will pay. There is an investigation underway right now and there will be consequences.”
Indeed, several agents have been suspended, and the administration ordered the Border Patrol to stop using horses. The idea that any investigation will be fair after the president of the United States declared himself judge, jury, and executioner is preposterous. But that’s exactly what his mouthpiece, Jen Psaki, insisted. “The president was not prejudging the outcome of an investigation,” she claimed. He was “responding from his heart and responding to seeing horrific photos that we have seen over the last several days.”
Again, the narrative is entirely fabricated and false, and yet here are Biden and Harris, outrageously slandering and punishing Border Patrol agents. Instead of committing actual journalism, the Democrats’ mainstream media propagandists peddled those false stories, giving cover to the Biden/Harris lies.
Remember when the Left heartily condemned Donald Trump for fabrications and falsehoods? Good times. Now, Psaki says Biden is the victim. “We’re a little tired” of condemnation from Republicans, she complained. Well, most Americans are more than a little tired of Biden’s repeated dereliction of duty.
Those migrants wouldn’t have been here in the first place if Biden hadn’t put out a giant welcome mat, telling all would-be refugees that they’re free to come in. And Border Patrol agents wouldn’t have had to even speak forcefully if migrants weren’t trying to evade them and sneak into the U.S. illegally.
If Biden, Harris, and their ilk had even a tenth of the condemnation for the illegal behavior of such migrants as they do contempt for Americans who enforce American law, there wouldn’t be a crisis on the border. But again, this disgraceful and manufactured crisis is exactly what Democrats want.
Don’t take our word for it. “Of course I take responsibility,” Biden said. “I’m president.”
PS: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, responding to Biden’s bluster, declared, “If Biden fires the Border Patrol Officers who were securing the border on horseback, Texas will offer them a job. They can bring their horses too.”