By a pretty fair margin, folks are blaming President Biden(‘s handlers) for the gobsmacking mess that our southern border has become. Excerpt:
October could be a watershed month for illegal crossings, with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas reportedly asking “his officials whether the department was ready to handle the possibility of up to 400,000 migrants, nearly double the 21-year high seen in July, crossing the border in October,” according to the Daily Mail.
As a comparison, “The 400,000 figure would be roughly 10 times higher than the average month over the past decade and far beyond the 78,000 in January when President Joe Biden took office,” noted the Washington Examiner.
And more are on the way. In Texas, state officials are girding for an influx of as many as 60,000 Haitians joining the already massive tide of humanity crossing U.S. borders illegally and unvaccinated against COVID-19.
Violence is also breaking out. U.S. National Guard troops at the border recently came under sustained automatic weapons fire from Mexico from a perhaps not-unexpected source:
A deeper dive into the political and racial split revealed by the I&I/TIPP data won’t likely provide much comfort to the Biden camp.
While it’s true that 44% of Democrats blame Trump for the border mess, a significant share of Dems — 24% — agree it’s Biden’s fault. That compares with 77% of Republicans and 38% of independents assigning Biden blame. At the same time, just 6% of Republicans consider Trump responsible for the mess, and only 19% of independents, both less than the nearly quarter of Democrats who assign Biden the blame.
I have to point out, blaming this mess on Trump, despite what you may think of him in other areas, is well to the left of idiotic. All you have to do is compare the numbers crossing illegally a year ago to today, and you’ll get a pretty good idea of whose policies are driving this mess.
Yesterday, Townhall reporter Julio Rosas covered the ongoing mess at the border. He documented people crossing illegally from – get this – Uzbekistan. Also Nicaragua, Haiti, Cuba, Mexico, Colombia, and Venezuela.
Nobody knows who these people are, what their purpose in coming here might be, or what they plan to do once they’re in. Most of them, sure, are probably looking for a chance to make a better lives for themselves – although the best way to go about that would be to not start your life in the U.S. by breaking the damn law.
But if one in a thousand of these people are entering with nefarious intent, we’ve got a real, no-shit problem on our hands.
And the Biden(‘s handlers) Administration doesn’t seem to give a shit about it.