There is no border crisis according to Joe Biden. Well, technically, it’s not Joe Biden who’s saying it since he’s not saying much of anything to anyone about the border despite the unambiguous fact that it is currently being besieged by illegal aliens in ways this nation has never seen. At least according to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, there’s nothing to see here…
…except, there really is.
Video taken in SE Texas this morning. Huge line of people waiting for smugglers to ferry them across the Rio Grande into the US. Video courtesy of Tripwires and Triggers. #BorderCrisis pic.twitter.com/KtONTzfP85
— Charlotte Cuthbertson (@charlottecuthbo) March 11, 2021
This video, taken Thursday morning on the US-Mexico border in southeast Texas, shows human smugglers ferrying people across the Rio Grande. The line to get across looks like a ride at Disneyland before Covid-19 struck. According to 100 Percent Fed Up:
We just reported on the (mis)handling Biden’s Border Crisis by his press secretary, Jen Psaky. She cannot come up with solid answers for immigration questions because she knows her administration’s policies are directly responsible for the Crisis at our border that the Biden administration refuses to say exists.
Now, new video footage claims to show a massive caravan of immigrants freely crossing from Mexico into America. Do you think these people will be tested for the Wuhan CCP Virus? Do you think they will be vetted at all for criminal history or ability to support themselves without government assistance? Do you think they are well versed and studied in our constitutional republic or common law system so they can properly assimilate into our culture? Or, will they instead demand that we assimilate their politics and culture that they are running from into ours?
There is absolutely no doubt that this is a full-blown crisis. Anyone who says otherwise is either ignorant or a Democrat. Or both. Likely both. But as The Federalist reported earlier, this is a problem that isn’t relegated to border towns. The massive influx of illegal immigrants is quickly being felt across the country.
It doesn’t matter how the Biden administration tries to spin it, there is undeniably a crisis underway at the southwest border. The number of illegal border crossings is up 100 percent over this time last year, and at this rate apprehensions of illegal immigrants will surpass all of 2018, 2019, and 2020 combined. As of this writing, a record number of unaccompanied migrant teens are in federal custody, with hundreds more arriving every day.
The Washington Post reports that more than 8,500 minors are in shelters run by the Department of Health and Human Services, and another 3,500 are in U.S. Border Patrol stations — facilities that are basically concrete holding cells, not designed for minors or families, and not intended to house anyone for more than 72 hours. As of now, however, minors are being held for an average of 107 hours, in violation of federal law, because HHS has nowhere to place them.
The largest number of migrants held in these Border Patrol facilities during the Trump administration was 2,600 in June 2019, when President Trump was denounced by Democrats and the corporate press for putting “kids in cages.” The press is now predictably silent, and Democrats deny there is even a crisis.
But that, of course, has been as predictable as the crisis itself. President Biden came into office and signed a raft of executive orders that ended key Trump-era policies that had helped reduce illegal border-crossing. The effect of that shift has been profound. From the Rio Grande to Tegucigalpa, word has gone out that now is the time to migrate north, that if you can get into the United States, Biden will let you stay.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador acknowledged as much after a virtual meeting with Biden on March 1, saying, “They see him as the migrant president, and so many feel they’re going to reach the United States.” Mexican officials are now worried that Biden administration policies are creating a boon for organized crime, which increasingly traffics in migrants, charging each one thousands to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. “Migrants have become a commodity,” one Mexican official told Reuters this week.
Cartel-associated smuggling networks are making huge profits charging migrants, most of them from Central America, for passage through Mexico and into the U.S. As in previous migrant surges, smugglers — commonly referred to as “coyotes” — are advising people to bring children with them, even offering discounted rates for adults crossing with children.
We have the Biden administration, state-level Democrats, and mainstream media in lockstep on the narrative that nothing bad is happening at the border. The reality isn’t just bad. It’s far worse than most Americans can possibly realize.