When Joe Biden says he only backtracked his position on the border wall because the law requires him to do so, he is lying. Biden thought he could get away with it. He figured his no-enforcement utopianism would pan out.
What the Experts Are Saying
“Naturally, reality is not welcomed by the Democrats’ transnational-progressive base, which does not believe the United States should have borders or be a nation, and which is used to having its way with our senescent chief executive. (See, e.g., Biden’s joining hard leftists Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Justin Trudeau, respectively the president of Mexico and the prime minister of Canada, in the “Declaration of North America,” which, among other post-sovereign tripe, celebrates how “North America” has now “welcomed record numbers of migrants and refugees from the Western Hemisphere under new and expanded labor and humanitarian programs.”),” National Review Online columnist Andrew McCarthy wrote.
“The Left is in revolt over Biden’s sudden conversion to border-wall construction. So, as is wont to happen on those rare occasions when reality intrudes on utopia, Biden is lying. While seeking credit from the country at large for building some (but not nearly enough) border barrier, Biden is telling his base that he had no choice.”
Texas Gov’s ‘Rules For Radicals’ Ploy Having Desired Effect
The decision to build the border wall is reality intruding on fantasy thanks to Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott’s decision to bus illegal migrants to Democrat-controlled cities.
“Biden’s open border policies have made EVERY state a border state. Together, we can protect our nation,” Abbott wrote in a May post on X.
As radical strategist Saul Alinksy wrote in his 1972 book “The Rules for Radicals,” “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” Abbott did just that by overwhelming Democrat cities that proclaimed themselves “Sanctuary Cities” with more illegal migrants than they could handle.
It is having the desired impact of creating unrest in the targeted communities. At least 7 million illegal migrants have crossed the border since Biden became president. That’s larger than the population of the entire State of Tennessee.
Abbott’s policies triggered increases in crime and revolts by the local Democratic politicians and their constituents.
Chicago Black Community Revolts Over Migrants
In Chicago, black community activists confronted Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson with complaints he was putting illegal migrants before black Americans who were born in America. At least 1,250 migrants arrive in Chicago daily.
“The humanitarian crisis is overwhelming our ability to provide aid to the refugee population. Unfortunately, the welcome and aid Illinois has been providing to these asylum seekers has not been matched with support by the federal government,” Illinois Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker said. “Most critically, the federal government’s lack of intervention and coordination at the border has created an untenable situation for Illinois.”
In Chicago, high school football players and members of the black community rallied against plans by the city’s self-described socialist mayor to relocate migrants into black neighborhoods.
At a press conference, a black resident accused Johnson and the Democrats of being criminals, charging that they were smuggling drug traffickers into his neighborhood.
“We are going to sue the bosses. We are going to sue the Democrats,” the unidentified black resident said.
New York Mayor Says Migrants Destroying his City
In New York, Mayor Eric Adams has accused illegal migrants of destroying his city and overwhelming services.
“Let me tell you something, New Yorkers. Never in my life have I had a problem that I did not see an ending to. I don’t see an ending to this,” Adams said last month. “This issue will destroy New York City. Destroy New York City.”
Biden Doesn’t Care About the Law
Biden is fibbing when he says that he has been forced to build the wall because the law requires it. McCarthy notes the law requires illegal migrants to be incarcerated; however, he doesn’t care much for that law.
“Let’s be real: The Biden administration, perhaps even more than its pen-and-phone progenitor, the Obama–Biden administration, subscribes to the counter-constitutional view that the executive need not faithfully execute congressional statutes with which it disagrees on policy or convenience grounds,” McCarthy wrote.
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 pieces from a Conservative perspective.