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April 17, 2023

An Open Border With Free Healthcare

Americans are a generous and welcoming lot, but Biden’s flouting the Rule of Law is insulting.

Despite some recent feigned attempts at toughness, Joe Biden’s border is still wide open, and the intentional invasion continues apace. In fact, Mr. Moderate Biden continues to find ways to move to the left.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has reported more than 5.1 million apprehensions at the border since January 2021, and that’s not including numbers from March. We do know there have been a record 24 consecutive months with apprehensions surpassing 150,000, and in 12 of those months it was more than 200,000.

Biden rolled out the red carpet as a candidate for president, even openly telling anyone seeking asylum, “You should come.” He has kept his promise to fling the door open wide, and the response has been predictable. As our Thomas Gallatin put it last month, “Directing the flow of migrants rather than stopping it has become his administration’s main border goal.”

Donald Trump largely stemmed the flow of illegal aliens into the country, including establishing Title 42 as a means of quickly expelling illegal border crossers during the pandemic. After trying unsuccessfully to get rid of Title 42, Biden has shifted to just granting everyone an exception to it.

The Biden administration in January expanded the CBP One app so as to help facilitate migrants’ arrival by granting humanitarian exceptions to Title 42. It has been working exactly as intended — making more border crossers legal. In fact, Fox News reports, “The overwhelming majority of requests made by migrants for an exception to the Title 42 public health order using the recently-expanded CBP One app have been accepted, with 99% of migrants being found to have met the criteria.”

Fox adds, “More than 75,000 applications have either been carried out or scheduled until April 25.” And once those appointments and exceptions are granted, migrants are usually released into the U.S. with a Notice to Appear. Let’s just say not all of them do.

“It’s like a concierge service for illegal immigrants,” said Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley last month. Moreover, now that Biden reluctantly signed legislation officially ending the COVID emergency, Title 42 soon won’t even be a pretense in his way. Indeed, perhaps 40,000 migrants have gathered at the border ready to surge across once Title 42 is gone, and even the administration predicts that CBP encounters could reach 400,000 a month.

And why wouldn’t there be a surge? Biden’s other latest ploy is to build upon Barack Obama’s unconstitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to legalize illegals brought here as children by using another executive order to make those estimated 580,000 people eligible for Medicaid and ObamaCare. Congress declined to pass a law regarding the so-called Dreamers, so Obama did it anyway. Congress explicitly excluded illegals from government healthcare entitlements, so Biden is going to grant access anyway.

Remember that time Representative Joe Wilson yelled “You lie!” at Obama during the former president’s speech to Congress? Well, it was when Obama claimed it was “false” to say his “reform efforts would insure illegal immigrants.”

Turns out Wilson was right all along, and Biden is the one making sure of it.

“President Biden and Vice President [Kamala] Harris believe that health care should be a right, not a privilege,” said the White House in a statement. Biden added in a video of DACA recipients, “They’re American in every way except on paper.” That “paper” happens to represent the Rule of Law. The Constitution is a piece of paper too, and Biden routinely rips it to shreds.

Biden and his Democrat pals do this so they can paint Republicans as “anti-immigrant.” They create a humanitarian crisis of millions of people smuggled in by criminals and then they claim Republicans are the problem.

That is a lie.

The vast majority of Americans want strong border security to go along with a safe system that facilitates a reasonable number of legal immigrants. Most Americans sympathize with the Dreamers and want a path to citizenship for them. Most Americans want to welcome those genuinely fleeing persecution. We Americans know what a great country we have, and we’re not stingy or unwelcoming.

But we do want law and order, and we want our elected representatives to, you know, represent us.

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