President Joe Biden is attempting to play harmless on the crisis at the border — don’t fall for it.
Tuesday, the president claimed he’d “done all I can do” to repair the border and blamed the GOP for holding a $106 billion national security package that he says would give him “new emergency authority to shut down the border when it becomes overwhelmed.”
The legislation section is neither finalized nor public — and the president has the authority to shut it down whenever he considers it necessary.
The time is now since the border is overrun — and has been since President Biden took office and undid all the measures former President Trump put in place to secure the border, which was actually working.
The president could end his catch-and-release policy and direct federal agents to detain illegal border crossers as soon as tomorrow if he chose to.
Biden could make it clear to migrants traveling through Mexico that they will no longer be welcomed with open arms but instead held until their asylum claims are resolved — which could take years.
Of course, if he acted now, it would make it obvious he had the power to end the chaos from the beginning.
Polls show Americans have grown more and more anxious over the growing migrant crisis, and even the most local Democrat governors and mayors are begging the White House to escalate their response.
President Biden, who has spent three years denying the crisis and allowing millions of migrants to flood over, has now declared, “We all know the border’s been broken” and “It’s long past time to fix it,” as if someone else has been in the highest office during this time.
The commander-in-chief continues to lie, saying, “Just give me the power…I’ve asked from the very day I got into office.”
No, Mr. President. What he has asked for are increased resources to move the migrants along into the country and for laws to be passed that will allow him to legalize them fully.
Even the legislation he says that would allow him to repair everything is stalled because Dems won’t go along with limits on the president’s power to end-run current law by “paroling” millions of illegal migrants who do not comply with the rules for seeking asylum.
The most preposterous thing about his being “powerless” line is that it leaves voters who want action no choice but to opt for a candidate who says he (or she) can and can deliver action, not useless excuses.