As the humanitarian crisis on the southern border continues to simmer, the Biden administration appears to be taking a rather uncouth new approach to quell public angst…and it’s coming at the detriment of Border Patrol.
Instead of actually working to secure the border, thus funneling would-be illegal immigrants into the safer, legal naturalization process, it looks like the White House will simply be manipulating the data to create friendlier statistics.
Former acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told the “Just the News, No Noise” television show Tuesday that the net effect of the policy changes will be to create a false portrait to the American people that the border crisis has eased when in fact, it has simply shifted tactics,
“They’re just simply moving them from the desert or across the river into a port of entry,” the former Trump administration official said. “But the result remains the same, which is they are doing nothing to deter this type of behavior. And they continue to incentivize and encourage it.”
It gets even worse than that:
Several current Homeland officials confirmed to Just the News that both changes implemented by the Biden administration will alter the official illegal immigration statistics without actually slowing the problem.
One of the key changes was an announcement by Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas that as many as 30,000 illegal migrants will be allowed to receive “parole” entry at ports of entry while asylum claims are considered. Nearly two dozen states led by Texas have already sued, claiming that the policy is illegal under current U.S. immigration law.
Former CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan, who served both Presidents, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump, said the Biden administration was driving down illegal migration statistics — the number fell by about 100,000 between December and January — “through a perversion and violation of the law.”
Morgan had a relatively brief and straightforward comparison to give.
“This is why we’re calling it a shell game,” Morgan explained. “Because this administration, Secretary Mayorkas has simply made a deal with migrants from around the world, 171 different countries. They said, ‘Look, in exchange for you stopping to illegally enter and file fraudulent claims, we’ll let you get on the CBP phone app, make an appointment to come to a port of entry, where we will continue to look the other way as you continue to file fraudulent claims. We will process and continue to release you in the United States.
“They simply shifted the crisis from in between the borders to the ports of entry.”
This fraudulent approach will only further damage the President’s reputation regarding border security and will almost certainly be used against him as he prepares for reelection in 2024.
Cross-Posted With Liberty Hub