The Biden administration is stripping federal authorities of their power to control the border. That’s allowing waves of illegal immigrants carrying COVID-19 and drugs into border states like Texas. Texas must act on its own if the federal government will do nothing. Thomas Homan, former Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, writes in The American Conservative (abridged):
What is happening right now on the border and within the United States regarding illegal immigration is being misrepresented by the Biden administration and much of the media.
Most nightly television broadcasts do not even mention the chaos on the border, what is causing it and what the government is doing in response. When they do, they merely copy the administration’s talking points that are inaccurate and misleading.
There is currently a surge at the border. Border Patrol is apprehending more than 4,000 people a day. They are calculating that there is an additional 500-1,000 escaping apprehension daily.
They intentionally ignore the facts, the data and lessons learned. How are they dealing with this present surge? By doing the opposite of what works. By releasing them into the U.S. knowing most don’t qualify and will be left in the wind. By not detaining them long enough to see a judge. By not allowing ICE to arrest illegal aliens because they have not been convicted of an aggravated felony, so they are home free and no one is looking for them. By allowing them to work illegally because they also stripped ICE of the authority to conduct workplace investigations.
This is an anti-borders ideology at the cost of the taxpaying American citizen and American worker.
Over 90 percent of the criminals ICE used to deport will remain in our neighborhoods. People pay taxes and expect to be protected from crime, and this administration has turned their back on them. They can call it anything they want, but we won’t allow them to lie, distort and misrepresent what they are really doing.
Tom Homan is the former Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and a senior fellow at the Immigration Reform Law Institute.
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