A detachment of U.S. soldiers is being sent to help at the border, to the extent this is permitted by law. The soldiers will not solve the crisis at the border. What crisis? There is no crisis at the border, insists Joe Biden and his administration, reports the editors at NRO.
(Joe) Biden is now making the U.S. military and the Border Patrol into the legitimating authority that puts official-looking but often meaningless paperwork over what is fundamentally a criminal enterprise. They are processing into the country hundreds of thousands of people — eventually millions — who will now live in the legal shadows for a decade or longer.
… the military personnel will be there to assist in the Biden administration’s ongoing fiasco of processing migrants into the country, with minimal paperwork or follow-up, even though they have no established legal right to enter or live in the United States. The troops will, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, assist “with some of the administrative tasks — such as helping process requests from asylum-seeking migrants in need of immigration court dates.”
To stem the human wave, explains NRO editors, “the Biden administration has resorted to a program of “parole + alternatives to detention, processing hundreds of thousands of illegal entrants into the country without a notice to appear in court.”
It is doing so because it is quicker than the hours-long paperwork process for a notice to appear, and the mission is to simply spread the problem of housing these migrants from the detention centers and shelters at the border, to spots all around the country.
The Biden administration dismantled the Trump-era policies that largely solved the last border crisis.
At the root of this problem is the progressive mind’s unwillingness to seriously enforce the distinctions between U.S. citizens and foreigners with no right to enter the United States, an unwillingness that now expresses itself in various forms of defiance or corruption of U.S. immigration law.
Compassion that Kills and Corrupts
Thousands of Chinese immigrants, as well as migrants from Haiti, Ukraine, and Russia, are expected to cross — by foot — the treacherous Darien Gap connecting North and South America continents.
Some migrants are coached by unaccountable NGOs on the various loopholes that the Biden administration has opened, or on how to evade the plain meaning of the law with false testimony.
Shamefully, many others are exploited by human traffickers and drug cartels. Women are raped, and many migrants die, while a wave of illegal fentanyl crosses over with illegal migrants.
Even on this side of the border, the supply of people without legal status but needful of income has led to employers’ brazenly violating child-labor laws. Progressives think their unwillingness to enforce the law is compassionate. But this is a compassion that kills and corrupts.
A Simple Plan
How to stop the wave of illegal immigrants, curtail the business for the smugglers, and seriously injure the business of the cartels?
- Enforce U.S. immigration laws
- Effectively patrol our border
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