Vice President Kamala Harris has chosen to ignore fellow Democrats like New York Mayor Eric Adams who has slammed the migrant crisis.
New York City has been buried under a human tide of over 110,000 migrants since last year.
Adams has stuck a partisan chord by blaming Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott for busing migrants to Democratic-controlled jurisdictions to spread the pain around.
Kamala Harris Gaslights On Migration
Gaslighting has become a specialty of the Biden administration, which continues to deny that the U.S.-Mexico border is a problem.
Joe Biden appointed Harris as his “Border Czar” shortly after entering into office. Adams denounced her lack of leadership on the matter earlier this year.
Images show thousands of illegal migrants pouring across the U.S.-Mexico border in places such as Eagle Pass, Texas, yet Harris told Margaret Brennan on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that there is not a crisis.
“What it means is that we have to stay focused on a number of issues related to the irregular migration that again, we’re seeking around the world and America is not immune,” Harris said. “Just like the weather fluctuates and and circumstances fluctuate, such as elections in those regions and what that might mean. It doesn’t mean that we keep our foot off the gas, we have to stay focused and understand there has to be a long-term strategy, as well as a short-term strategy.”
The facts make it clear that Joe Biden rescinded all of Donald Trump’s tough-on-illegal migration policies as soon as he became president with the apparent intention of allowing as many into the country as possible.
A surge has become apparent since the lapse of Title 42 in May.
Border Patrol Chief: Migrant Flow Worst Anyone Has Seen
U.S. Border Patrol Chief Jason Owens told ABC News that he has never seen it this bad, particularly due to the involvement of Mexico’s drug cartels in fentanyl trafficking and human smuggling, calling it “unsustainable.”
“This is up and down the system,” he said. “Everybody is overwhelmed.”
Harris wants to diminish the focus on the U.S. migration crisis by focusing on crises facing Europe and elsewhere.
“So there are many reasons why this is happening and…America is not immune to that,” Harris said. “The point has to be then to understand what we must do to deal with, one, ensuring that we have a secure, humane and orderly policy about the border, but also what we must do in the long term to address the root causes of migration.”
Biden Ignores Guatemalan Protests on Migration
The Trump administration worked with Latin American nations including Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador in a bid to stem the migrant flow. Agreements signed with those countries required migrants to seek asylum from them before they reached the U.S.
But Guatemala’s President Alejandro Giammattei said in April 2021 that he feared the Biden administration’s messaging was a giveaway to criminal elements in Latin America.
“I’m nobody to make a judgment here, but I believe in the first weeks in the Biden administration, messages were confusing,” Giammattei said in an interview with MSNBC that aired on Tuesday. “They were compassionate messages that were understood by people in our country, especially to coyotes [border smugglers] to tell families, ‘We’ll take the children, the children can go in, and once they’re there, the children can call their parents.’”
Guatemala protested the end of Title 42 and found that its protests landed on deaf ears.
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 conservative opinion columns for 19FortyFive.
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