Everyone’s talking about the dire southern border situation again. It’s about danged time.
Even before the newly-inaugurated Joe Biden began carrying through with his open borders promises in January 2021, a border crisis of staggering proportions was rapidly developing along the southern border of the United States expressly due to what Biden said throughout his campaign that he would do if elected.
“I would, in fact, make sure that there is — we immediately surge to the border. All those people who are seeking asylum, they deserve to be heard,” Biden infamously proclaimed during the third Democratic presidential primary debate in Sept. 2019. “That’s who we are. We’re a nation who says, if you want to flee, and you’re freeing oppression, you should come.”
Obviously, that’s exactly what happened, so much so to the point that we’ve seen record numbers of illegal immigrants cross the border under Biden’s watch since he shut down border construction and scrapped former President Donald Trump’s Remain in Mexico policy, with the “gotaways” (those who slip beyond border enforcement authorities and make it into the country untouched) in 2022 alone numbering in the mid-hundreds of thousands so far.
But while the border crisis made headlines throughout the first few months of Biden’s presidency, it slacked off significantly after the summer months as it was making the Biden-Harris administration look bad, especially considering the fact that Harris wasn’t doing what she was tasked with doing – get to the “root causes” of the border crisis, and after Biden himself faced his own “kids in cages” moment, which outraged even his staunchest defenders.
Now the border crisis is on the front pages again, less than two months before the crucial midterm elections. And we have GOP governors to thank for that: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, all of who essentially told the Biden administration over the last year or so to go pound sand, implementing policies that allow their respective states to bus or fly migrants Joe Biden is dumping on them in the middle of the night to Democrat “sanctuary” communities like Martha’s Vineyard, New York City, Washington, D.C. and Chicago to name a few.
Regardless of where one stands on the issue of open borders and sending migrants to other parts of the country, it’s hard to argue against the point that what Abbott and DeSantis in particular did in the last week was to raise awareness on a national level as to the serious nature of what’s happening in their states along with Democrat double standards and the abject failure of the Biden administration to adequately deal with the crisis, the latter of which is a major concern for both Republican and Independent voters alike:
Regardless of your opinion on the transportation of migrants. it’s impossible to argue that it hasn’t elevated the issue to corners of the media that have refused to address it for years. And any time the public is debating public policy, even heatedly, it’s good for democracy https://t.co/Q1d6jF9e2B
— a newsman (@a_newsman) September 20, 2022
This is a point DeSantis also slammed home in a Tuesday presser:
Gov. Ron DeSantis on sending illegal aliens to sanctuary jurisdictions:
"It's already made more of an impact than anyone thought it could possibly make … I think it's opening people's eyes to the solution." pic.twitter.com/z5F6Fj5rR1
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) September 20, 2022
And what would the solutions be? Put Remain in Mexico back in place, get back to building the wall, quit incentivizing crossing the border, and do a helluva lot more to secure it.
Simple as that.