On July 31st, I wrote an article praising Joe Biden for finally doing something about the open borders in Arizona.
Specifically, on July 29th, Biden quietly authorized completion of the Trump-funded U.S.-Mexico border wall in an open area of southern Arizona near Yuma, where four wide gaps make it among the busiest corridors for illegal crossings.
In the past, Biden was repeatedly be critical of Trump, his border wall, and his immigration policies — which he referred to as “xenophobic” and “racist.”
He specifically wrote that the slogan “build the wall” was “divorced from reality” and a wall “won’t stop the flow of illegal narcotics or human trafficking, both of which come primarily through legal ports of entry.”
“Nor will it stem the numbers of undocumented, most of whom over-stay legal visas,” he added.
In August, 2020, Biden said, “I’m going to make sure that we have border protection, but it’s going to be based on making sure that we use high-tech capacity to deal with it. And at the ports of entry — that’s where all the bad stuff is happening.” Brilliantly put, and, in addition, he gave Kamala Harris the position of Border Czar. His plans obviously didn’t work.
Biden also ceased all new border wall construction after he took office and has told Congress to cancel funding for border wall construction.
He has since ramped up border security measures. and also continues to use billions of dollars Congress appropriated for the wall’s construction. He cannot legally refuse to do so — he is only permitted to pause border construction projects.
“The Biden administration’s flat refusal to use funds that have already been set aside by Congress to build the border wall is not only illegal and unconstitutional. It’s also wrong,”
We now have well over a million illegals roaming around the U.S living on the American taxpayers.
Because we are nearing the November elections, Joe decided to bump up his popularity (what popularity?) and build the wall near Yuma. He didn’t give a start day nor a completion day, but has been putting all his time into touting his $430 billion spending bill and going on vacation accompanied by his crackhead son, Hunter and family.
While the Bidens are enjoying the beach life, Arizona’s Gov. Doug Ducey began moving 60 ft. shipping containers to close a 1,000-foot gap in the border wall near Yuma on Friday, August 12, 2022. Two 9 ft, high will be will stacked and topped with 4 ft. high razor wire welded to other shipping containers. This plan is expected to be completed within days.
Ducey said, ‘We can’t wait any longer. The Biden administration’s lack of urgency on border security is a dereliction of duty.’
The Yuma sector of the border, 126 miles long, has seen an almost 300 percent increase in ‘border encounters’ – migrants arrested by Customs and Border Protection agents – this year, compared to the same time frame in 2021.
Yes, Ducey is trying to solve the problem, but why did it take so long? Any why are the other border states following suit?
This is my opinion and I welcome your opinion, as always.
What ever the Biden Admin states or extends as actionable theatre in “controlling the border” is only to provide optics to the nation that he’s doing something!
As ‘Border Czar’, Harris has issued NO strategy, objective or status on U.S. Border “health”. Biden has been up-ended by his V.P. – in my opinion!
Think upon this: why do you have locks on your doors & windows?
Your “home” is akin your “country”. It’s to protect you from unwanted & uninvited intruders… aka – aliens to your domicile.
It makes NO sense to allow aliens into OUR country… OUR home!
There’s a process for legally entering the U.S…. it works, in-spite many who take umbrance with it.
The authoritative leadership – & its rank & file – have unequivocally outlined what is required to secure the southern border with Mexico from illegal crossings, human trafficking, & drug enforcement. Former U.S. Customs & Border (USCB) commanders have openly, publicly stated the shortfall and lack of support in performing the directive of the USCB.
Don’t take my claim as credence, read these posts:
A dozen former USCB leaders write letter to Pelosi, Schumer with the bottom-line of “we’re seeing no action…” –
Former USCB Chief Scott outlines, to Senate, shortages to perform it’s job and know who is illegally crossing the U.S. border –
USCB is vilified by DHS & Biden Whitehouse –
I come from a corporate background and have served as CEO of a public entity. My job was only in contract for one (1) quarter. If that quarter’s performance was acceptable-to-stellar, I enjoyed employ for the next quarter. In Government, positive and actionable deliverables are unheard of and not measured. And IF measured, the numbers are skewed or misrepresented… hence, NO accountability.
The U.S. is, purportedly, a nation of rule, order& law.
As a democracy, you & I, I presume, follow that premise.
Those in political & governmental power skirt what they impose upon us and OUR country!
There’s no border wall around Somalia… I wonder why?!