Joe Biden’s intentional surrender of operational control of the U.S.-Mexico border to Mexican drug cartels and human traffickers has put severe pressure on Democrat-led cities across the country.
“Tiny Eagle Pass, Texas, just saw a migrant surge equal to almost half the town’s population (just 29,000). Biden responded by sending 800 troops to the area — not to reinforce the border, but to protect the illegal crossers,” The New York Post editorial board wrote in a column. “Indeed, the only closed crossing point in the area is a bridge over the Rio Grande used for legal cargo movement between the US and Mexico.
“As many as 8,000 more illegal migrants are reportedly on the way to Eagle Pass. The question now is: How long until the town holds more migrants than citizens?”
The human tide unleashed by Biden’s cynical policies has had the likely intended result of overwhelming immigration officials, leading them to release them onto the streets.
Biden has authorized 100s of thousands of Venezuelan migrants to work in the U.S. This includes 472,000 Venezuelans, and that’s in addition to the 242,700 Venezuelans who qualified prior to last week’s announcement.
“Yet all the White House does is give them more reason to come: Biden just announced emergency work authorization for nearly half a million illegal migrants from Venezuela,” The New York Post editorial board said. “What will be the next presidential “invitación” — a 2,000-mile shuttle service across Mexico?”
Democrat Mayors Strain in the Face of Migrant Crisis
“According to [New York City Mayor Eric] Adams, the status quo of 110,000 migrant arrivals in just the last year is utterly unsustainable and threatens to ‘destroy the city.’ To address the financial impact of the crisis, which he estimates could cost $12 billion by 2025, he directed city agencies to cut 5 percent from spending by November,” Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. wrote in a Newsweek column.
Democratic officials from Chicago to Massachusetts also have complained about the strain.
In Chicago, migrants are contributing to the growth of the city’s budget deficit due to the need to house them and provide them with city services. The city faces a $538 million budget gap that includes $200 million to support immigration costs.
“Anybody who drives by a police station. Look at it. That’s not what police stations were set up to do. Law enforcement officers did not sign up to be adjunct, you know, public housing managers. Those police stations are not only inhumane in terms of the way that they are set up but they also are not able to focus on what they are supposed to do as law enforcement officers,” said Cristina Pacione-Zayas, First Deputy Chief of Staff for the City of Chicago.
Voters have grown impatient with Mayor Brandon Johnson and confronted him about his plan to put migrants into tent cities.
Biden Gaslights Critics
As with all things in the Biden era its response is to gaslight critics.
“Our border disaster is getting worse and worse, with nearly 6 million arrests since Biden took office and countless more whom Border Patrol agents never stopped,” The Post said. “That’s true no matter how many times the White House claims Biden has “done more to secure the border and to deal with this issue of immigration than anybody else. Or how loudly the administration shouts, “Our borders are not open.
“Eventually, even Democrats have to start waking up to this disaster, or the voters will awaken them.”
John Rossomando is a defense and counterterrorism analyst and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, The National Interest, National Review Online, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award for his reporting. He writes opinion columns from a conservative perspective.
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