I want to speak once again about the border crisis
created by the Biden administration.
I spoke on this issue last week, and the situation has
not improved since then. Encounters with family units and unaccompanied alien
children continue to increase.
There are now reports that, in some segments of the
border, illegal immigrants are being released into the interior of the United
States without receiving a notice to appear in immigration court.
To be clear, it appears the Biden administration is now
releasing some illegal immigrants into the United States without even attempting
to give them an immigration court date, much less taking any real steps to
ensure that they actually schedule their hearings or show up for their court
date in the future.
This is totally unacceptable. This is catch and release
without even pretending to care whether illegal immigrants show up for court or
are removed from the country in the future.
This is also not sustainable. Every sovereign nation has
a right and a duty to its citizens to control its borders.
What we are seeing from the Biden administration isn’t
border control or security. It’s chaos. It’s what happens when you broadcast to
the world that you have no intention of enforcing our nation’s immigration
President Biden could take action to end this crisis
today if he actually wanted to. He could restore the Migrant Protection
Protocols and the asylum cooperative agreements the Trump administration signed
with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
He could start building more physical infrastructure
along our southern border, as administrations of both parties have done for
over 20 years – including the administration in which he served as Vice
Rather than propose unserious blanket amnesty legislation
that contains no real border security measures, he could work with Congress on
common sense changes to our immigration laws that we all know are needed.
Finally, he could make clear that he is in favor of fully
enforcing our immigration laws, as written, across the board.
Unfortunately, the Biden administration believes that the
surge in illegal immigrants at the southern border due to its policies is a
process to be managed rather than a crisis to be stopped.
As long as that’s the case, we won’t be able to truly
secure our border and cut off the flow of illegal immigration to this country.
Let’s hope things change soon.