WH Fails to Mention New Border Agreements Mexico Made With U.S.; Speaker Johnson Calls Them 'Amnesty'

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The audacity of the Biden Administration to pull a fast one on the American people about the border crisis with Mexico is stunning. Most people are checked out and not paying much attention to the news, in the lull between the celebration of Christmas and New Year's Eve. 


Earlier this week, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Secretary of State Antony Blinken met in Mexico City with the Mexican government about the hordes of illegal aliens streaming into the U.S. Here was all we were told in an X post by Mayorkas:

But after the meetings on Wednesday, several government officials, including President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, blew the lid on what was discussed, insisting that some "important" deals/"important agreements" had been struck about illegal immigration and the border:

MEXICO CITY, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Mexico said on Wednesday it had struck unspecified "important" deals with the United States after talks that U.S. officials sought to focus on curbing record-high migration, a key issue in next year's U.S. elections.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken led the closed-door negotiations for the U.S. side, and Mexican Foreign Minister Alicia Barcena told reporters she had pushed U.S. officials to ease any remaining curbs on cross-border trade.[...]

In a post on social media, Lopez Obrador hailed what he described as "important agreements" following the talks with U.S. officials, but without giving any details on the deals.

Lopez Obrador said he had requested the meeting to discuss cooperation on migration, the economy and security.


The White House only got around to releasing a written statement on the meetings on Thursday evening--with no mention of any deals or agreements. The statement, "Mexico-U.S. Joint Communique: Mexico and the United States Reaffirm Their Shared Commitments on an Orderly, Humane and Regular Migration," read, in part: [emphasis added]

The two countries reaffirmed their existing commitments on fostering an orderly, humane, and regular migration. This includes reinforcing our partnership to address the root causes of migration, such as poverty, inequality, and violence, and for the two countries’ initiative for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans. Ongoing cooperation also includes enhanced efforts to disrupt human smuggling, trafficking, and criminal networks, and continuing the work to promote legal instead of irregular migration pathways. Also, both delegations agreed on the importance of maintaining and facilitating the vital bilateral trade at our shared border.

President López Obrador highlighted the commitment of President Biden to pursue regular, orderly, and secure migration. He stressed the need to continue the diplomatic and political engagement with all countries in the region, as well as investing in ambitious development programs throughout the entire hemisphere of the Americas.[...] 

The delegations also discussed the benefit of regularizing the situation of long-term undocumented Hispanic migrants and DACA recipients, who are a vital part of the U.S. economy and society.


But House Speaker Mike Johnson caught on to what the White House is trying, calling it out in an X post as "amnesty":

He continues:

This development further demonstrates the Administration has no real intention of solving the humanitarian disaster and immediate national security crisis their policies have created, President Biden needs to stop vacationing and take immediate steps to stop the flow of illegal immigration into our country. Our national security and sovereignty depend on it, and the American people demand it.

Unlike in Johnson's statement, I'm sure you also noticed that nowhere in the statements from either country could be found the words "illegal immigration." There's some word salad about "irregular migration pathways," and despite all of Vice President Kamala Harris' efforts, no one has been able to solve the puzzle of the "root cause" of the border crisis. But some of it sounds like more American taxpayer dollars being poured out for nation-building in other countries. God help us, as we move into a new year with these same people ostensibly in charge. Congress needs to get a handle on what these "agreements" are that Team Biden appears to have made. Don't they still hold the purse strings?



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