Border Crossings Have Dropped, But at What Cost?

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There are reports that since Biden clamped down on asylum earlier in June, illegals crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has fallen 40 percent, per administration officials. But at what cost?

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If the report is true, this is good news and a step in the right direction if they can maintain these numbers and make them far better. 

If it's true, why didn't President Biden decide to get tougher on asylum claims in 2021 when he took office? Instead of allowing illegal aliens to enter the country, unvetted, which resulted in Americans being raped and murdered. 

All of a sudden, right before the debates, this report comes out during election season nonetheless. But the damage has been done. From Laken Riley to Rachel Morin to Jocelyn Nungaray, among other victims, all who lost their lives and their families will never be the same because of Biden's open border policy. 

White House senior deputy press secretary Andrew Bates had the gall to say Biden will "keep leading" by "securing" the border.

President Biden will keep leading, including by taking action to secure our border and by calling on Congressional Republicans to do their jobs and pass the bipartisan border security bill. 

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Even Politico admits that numbers tend to decrease after a major policy change, only to bounce back up again. 

The administration is crediting the new policy for the drop, but it is typical for encounters to drop following a major policy change, only to eventually tick back up again. Border crossings have also dropped in the weeks and months prior to Biden’s new policy, as Mexican officials increased enforcement on their side of the border.

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas had this to say on MSNBC:

It’s a remarkable feat that our personnel have accomplished in just such a short period of time. It’s really important to remember though that the president’s executive action is being challenged in the court. We cannot fully, through executive action, resource the Department of Homeland Security like we need. And the Senate’s bipartisan legislation would have provided a fulsome and enduring relief that executive actions cannot.

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The Biden administration will say anything that sounds good to get reelected. However, the American people are seeing right through their lies as poll after poll shows Trump defeating Biden in the swing states. 

But GOP voters can't get complacent. They must show up in droves to vote in November and ensure Biden loses for lower gas prices, border security for all Americans, less inflation, and peace in the Middle East. 

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