OUTRAGEOUS: How Democrats Are Making the Immigration Problem Worse

The Biden administration is once again attempting to shift the blame for the current immigration crisis onto the previous administration and Republicans. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre falsely claimed that the problem is the result of the previous administration and that Republicans in Congress made it worse by blocking comprehensive immigration reform.

The reality is that the current crisis is the result of the Biden administration’s own policies and rhetoric, which have encouraged a surge in illegal immigration.

The numbers speak for themselves. In the first two months of fiscal year 2023, there have already been 233,740 encounters with migrants at the border, compared to 174,845 in the same period last year and 73,994 in 2020. This follows a record-breaking 2.3 million migrant encounters in fiscal year 2022.

Instead of taking responsibility for the crisis, the Biden administration has announced a series of questionable measures that only serve to make the problem worse.

The administration is expanding a humanitarian parole program to allow up to 30,000 individuals per month from Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba, and Nicaragua to be paroled into the U.S. for a two-year period.

This program, which only applies to those who meet certain conditions and excludes those who attempt to cross the border illegally, only serves as an incentive for more individuals to attempt to enter the U.S. illegally.

Additionally, the administration is expanding Title 42 expulsions to include these nationalities, allowing up to 30,000 individuals who enter the U.S. illegally each month to be quickly returned to Mexico.

This policy is essentially the same as the “Remain in Mexico” policy implemented by the Trump administration, which the Biden administration and its allies have falsely criticized as inhumane.

The Biden administration is also expediting the removal of individuals who do not claim asylum and who cannot be expelled under Title 42, but at the same time, it is tripling refugee resettlement from Latin American and Caribbean countries, setting a goal of up to 20,000 refugees for fiscal years 2023 and 2024. These conflicting policies only serve to create more confusion and chaos at the border.

Perhaps the most concerning policy announced by the Biden administration is a rule that would make illegal immigrants ineligible for asylum if they “circumvent available, established pathways to lawful migration” and do not claim asylum in a country through which they traveled to get to the U.S. This policy, which has been compared to the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, is a blatant attempt to undermine the asylum process and punish those who enter the U.S. illegally.

Contrary to the claims of Karine Jean-Pierre, the Biden administration’s immigration policies are not safe, orderly, or humane.

They are misguided and irresponsible, and they are making the crisis at the border worse. It’s time for the Biden administration to stop trying to shift the blame and take responsibility for its own failures.