Is this the Twilight Zone? When AOC is the only Democrat who’s honest on the border mess… (op-ed)

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WASHINGTON, DC- An opinion piece by David Marcus on the Fox News website is instructive and actually give credit to the resident dimwit in Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

As Marcus notes, at least AOC says what she means and means what she says. Marcus claims that AOC is probably the most honest Democrat in Washington. She’s definitely the most consistent. 

Last week, AOC pushed back on Kamala Harris’s speech in Guatemala where she told migrants not to come to the United States.

AOC went back at Harris, wanting to know why America which had spend decades interfering with Latin American politics suddenly pushed back when the people of those countries sought refuge in the US?

You see, AOC wasn’t pushing back on America in general, but more so questioning the apparent hypocrisy of someone like Harris, who not so long ago (way back in 2019 to be exact) who can’t make up their minds what the policy of Democrats is.

As Marcus questions, what is the true policy of Democrats? “Don’t come” or “come on in?”

In June 2019, Kamala Harris, then in the midst of her failed quest for the presidency was at a debate with the rest of the Neanderthals seeking the Democratic nomination to run against President Trump.

One of the questions raised by the moderator asked if they supported free healthcare or illegal aliens. Each one of the leftists enthusiastically raised their hands—except Biden.

Now in Biden’s case, it is clearly quite possible that Biden didn’t understand the question. He kind of half raised his hand. Remember, Biden was packaged as a moderate, which as we’ve seen over the past nearly five months was a mirage.

So by hedging a bit on the “free healthcare for all” claptrap, he could at least give the appearance he may have had some doubts. Now, moderate and Democrat are about as foreign to each other as oil and water.

So why Harris’ comments? She sees what is going on at the border, an influx made much worse by the policies of the Biden/Harris administration. By pretending that she is being “tough” on those attempting to come to the United States, she’s trying to give the appearance that at the least the administration is moderate.

In the case of Ocasio-Cortez, at least her message is consistent, if not cogent or rooted in reality.

It has been months since Harris was put “in charge” of the border, yet she hasn’t been within a thousand miles of it. Instead, she goes on some bogus “root causes” tour which anyone can see is a fool’s errand.

As Marcus notes, America has an immigration problem NOW. Fixing corrupt governments and crime in Guatemala and Honduras may solve the problem long-term but doesn’t take care of the problems we are facing now.

At least in the case of Ocasio-Cortez there is somewhere to start. Her idea to open the borders to anyone who wants to come here can be opposed on the other side with arguments about entitlements, crime, infrastructure and other issues. At least there’s a place to come from to push back on her argument.

In the case of  Biden/Harris’s squishy non-policy border policies, there’s no place to start. You cannot negotiate or come up with a compromise plan when there’s chaos and nowhere to start.

Get “tough” on the border? They have no intention of doing it. Harris has herself said in the past that she wants open borders. So has Biden. Now they’re trying to act as “border hawks?” Sorry, not buying it.

 

 

 

Clearly something needs to be done about the border. Not for Biden/Harris. They would rather offer platitudes, come out with some soundbites about “getting tough” on the border, but actions speak louder than words.

Right now, everyone knows the Democrats, including Biden and Harris want open borders. Just come out and admit it instead of dancing around the issue. Then there is a place to start. At least you know the cards your opponent is holding.

As Marcus says, “the only thing that should be off the table right now is doing nothing, but nothing is exactly what Biden is doing.”

Now in fairness to Biden, he is in way over his head. One look at the G7 fiasco and the number of WTF moments in only  few days is proof that solutions to any problems the United States is facing is not coming from Biden. He has enough trouble negotiating a dining room without DR. JILL taking him by the hand and guiding him in the proper direction.

So maybe the Democrats should just openly and directly embrace the AOC “solution” to the border crisis. At least that way, Republicans know what they are up against.

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For more on the southern border, please read one of our earlier reports:

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WASHINGTON, D.C.- On Monday, April 26th, the National Border Patrol Council president stated that President Joe Biden has done more to enhance organized crime and place women and children in harm’s way at the U.S.-Mexico border.

According to data from Customs and Border Protection (CBP), southwest border encounters surged from 101,028 in February 2021 to 172,331 in March 2021. In January, the total encounters were 78, 444 and even less at the end of 2020.

In a recent appearance on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, stated:

“Nobody has done more to enrich organized crime than President Biden.”

Judd added:

“When you look at the first 100 days of this administration as evidence by the numbers, nobody has done worse on border security than President Biden. Nobody has put women and children under more danger than President Biden has.”

Judd stated that the president is “clearly failing” over the border crisis and that Biden not visiting the location indicates that he does not know how to begin fixing the massive problem.

Judd also added that it is unacceptable for Vice President Kamala Harris to visit Central America in June and not any sooner.

He reiterated that Harris “refused to do her job” and that he hopes Americans realize how poorly the administration is failing in its border policies. Judd said:

“Again, it’s easy to blame COVID when it’s convenient, but when you don’t have answers, when you don’t have solutions, all you do is put it back on COVID and say well I can’t do this because COVID’s not allowing me to.”

He added:

“But, she (Harris) can travel across the world, across the United States, but for something that is so important to the American public as border security, she refused to do her job.”

On Sunday, April 25th, Harris reportedly dismissed questions over a “potential visit” to the souther border, saying to a reporter she is “not going to play political games.” A reporter with WMUR, a local ABC affiliate in New Hampshire, asked Harris:

“Republicans are attacking you, saying you shouldn’t be in New Hampshire talking about infrastructure, you should be at the southern border talking about immigration. How do you respond to that?”

To which Harris responded by saying:

“I’m not going to play political games.”

According to Fox News, the vice president’s office said in a statement that Harris, Mexican President Andres Manual Lopez Obrador and two officials are going to meet virtually on May 7th. The statement said, in part:

“This meeting will deepen the partnership between our countries to achieve the common goals of prosperity, good governance, and addressing the root causes of migration.”

Judd said Harris can protect herself in many ways from the coronavirus and pointed out that former President Donald Trump visited the border several times. Judd added that himself and other agents are not partisan and that the Trump administration simply managed the border more effectively.

He said that the United States is facing a surge in illegal crossings and drug trafficking because the current administration reversed the former president’s border actions. Judd said that reinstating the “migration protection protocols” will stop the ongoing issue at the border. He said:

“This is something that we have never seen before. Almost 24 years in the Border Patrol going out and patrolling the border I have never seen anything like this before.”

Judd added:

“President Trump proved how long it would take. It was like a light switch. Bring back the migrant protection protocols and this will end.”

The Biden administration continues to deny the crisis at the border and instead emphasizes factors like poverty and climate in Central America. At a recent roundtable, Harris said:

“We are looking at extensive storm damage because of extreme climate, we’re looking at drought in an area in a region where agriculture is one of the most traditionally important basis for their economy, we’re looking at what’s happening in terms of food scarcity as a result of that and in fact, incredible food insecurity, which we used to call hunger food insecurity.”

Harris herself has still not yet been to the border, but images have emerged showing copies of her children’s book being distributed to unaccompanied children in a migrant shelter in California.

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VP Harris still hasn’t visited southern border, but migrant children receive Harris’ children’s book in welcome kits in CA

April 25th, 2021

LONG BEACH, CA– According to reports, unaccompanied migrant kids brought from the U.S.-Mexico border to a new shelter in Long Beach, CA will be given a copy of Vice President Kamala Harris’ 2019 children’s book, “Superheroes are Everywhere” in their welcome kits.

Yet, Vice President Harris has not been to the border to address a serious crisis that she was specifically tasked to help fix. Instead, a children’s book she wrote is waiting there for the young migrant children who are being welcomed into the country. 

Harris has no plans to visit the southern border where minors are being held before making their wait to California. Instead, Harris spent time at the Canadian border, in New Hampshire, peddling President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package. New Hampshire GOP tweeted:

“Welcome to the #WrongBorder, @VP @KamalaHarris! As you travel over 2,300 miles away from El Paso, our country would be better served with an official visit to our southern border, not a campaign trip @Maggie_Hassan.”

New Hampshire GOP Chairman Stephen Stepanek said:

“Vice President Kamala Harris would serve our nation better by tackling the crisis at our southern border instead of campaigning with Maggie Hassan near our norther border.”

The children’s book being sent to the CA shelter is just the latest open-arms gesture by the Biden administration, whose mixed messaging regarding the border and immigration has been credited with the surge from Central American to the U.S.-Mexico border.

In the 30 days since President Biden asked Harris to lead the U.S. response to the record surge in migrants, she has yet to visit the border or hold a press conference on the matter. The administration has emphasized that she is addressing only the “root causes” that lead people to flee Central America, not the actually surge itself.

The GOP has declared Harris the nation’s “border czar” and has criticized her for failing to visit the border in the month since Biden named her as the one in charge. In a recent tweet, Republicans of the House Judiciary Committee wrote:

“Today would be a good day for Vice President Harris to visit the southern border.”

Ranking member of the House Judiciary GOP, Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio, also wrote on his Twitter account:

“Vice President Kamala Harris visited North Carolina yesterday. She’s set to visit New Hampshire on Friday. When’s the ‘border czar’ going to visit the southern border?”

On April 17th, Republican Representative Andy Biggs, of Arizona tweeted:

“Day 24: still no border visit by Kamala Harris. This is no longer an act of incompetence, this is willfully executed.”

At a new conference on immigration, Republican Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana said:

“If she’s the vice president of the United States and the president put her in charge of this, Vice President Harris needs to go down to the border and see this for herself. Because maybe she would then encourage President Biden to reverse his policies that have failed.”

Reportedly, a White House official told CBS News that Harris’ team is working on planning her first trip but added:

“We are also being mindful that we just announced the American Jobs Plan and we’re doing multiple things at one time.”

In her book, Harris tells kids in the book:

“Whenever there’s trouble, superheroes show up just in time.”

The book is sitting on a cot with more basic supplies at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, which has been newly-converted to deal with the spiraling illegal immigration influx.

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Rep. Steve Scalise accuses Biden and Harris of ‘child abuse’ as countless kids packed into cages, sleeping on floors

April 14th, 2021

WASHINGTON D.C.– When former President Donald Trump was in office, the left, and almost every major media outlet tore him apart every chance they could when it came to “locking children in cages”.

They made him out to be a villain, and the drama revolving round it, especially the fake tears coming from AOC’s “photo shoot” were Oscar worthy. 

Now that Democratic President Joe Biden is in office, and immigrants are flooding the borders in unprecedented numbers, no one on the left or in the media seem to think that the hundreds of children packed into “cages” and sleeping on floors with nothing more than a blanket is perfectly acceptable.  

However, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), and several other Republicans do have a serious problem with this, and are beginning to speak up.

Scalise recently shared footage of hundreds of migrant children being packed together in a processing facility, calling it “child abuse.”

Scalise tweeted:

“These are the videos Joe Biden & Kamala Harris don’t want you to see. This is the devastating result of their disastrous left-wing immigration agenda,”

The tweet continued:

“RT so everyone can see what they’re trying to hide. This is child abuse.”

A group of ten lawmakers, who were led by Scalise, conducted a ten-day tour of the border region.

WJTV reported that during their visit, they saw an overcrowded migrant processing tent facility, visited the border wall, and met with Border Patrol leaders. Their visit ended with a boat tour on the Rio Grande near Mission, Texas.

Scalise also shared another video of himself at the border at night, slamming President Joe Biden’s “disastrous amnesty agenda.”

Scalise tweeted out a video where he referred to the illegal aliens who crossed the border into the U.S. and were apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol, saying:

“We’ve only been here less than an hour, and we’ve already seen multiple encounters of people coming across,” 

Scalise tweeted in the caption:

“This is out of control. It’s the middle of the night. We’ve seen dozens of children flow freely across the border in just the past few minutes.

“This is the reality of Joe Biden’s disastrous amnesty agenda,” 

Breitbart reported that Biden recently named Vice President Kamala Harris the “border czar” after Roberta Jacobson said she was stepping down from her post in April. Since then, Harris has come under fire for taking trips to places such as Chicago while ignoring the crisis at the border.

The White House has defended her trips, saying that Harris was focusing on solving the causes of migration from countries such as Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador instead of focusing directly on the U.S. Southern border.

On Thursday, April 8th, Scalise appeared on Fox & Friends where he addressed Harris’s evasion of the Southern border, saying:

“You can see why Vice President Kamala Harris either doesn’t want to have this dumped in our lap because Joe Biden created the mess and is asking her to mop it up, or else she’s in over her head. Either way, it doesn’t bode well for the United States,” 

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Hundreds of sheriffs call on Biden to complete border wall, stop ‘gangs, guns, dangerous drugs’ from entering America

April 11, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – The Biden administration came under fire from the nation’s sheriffs on Wednesday for failing to control the ongoing border crisis. Hundreds of sheriffs from dozens of states sent a letter to the President pushing him to change course.

The letter, signed by 275 sheriffs from 39 states warned the President of dangerous repercussions if he continued to allow illegal immigrants to flow into the country. The letter, released by the Federation for American Immigration Reform, read:

“America’s Sheriffs are deeply troubled about the dangerous impacts your administration’s border policies are having on our citizens, legal residents, and communities.

You must act now before our nation’s public safety resources are overwhelmed with the criminal side effects of unchecked illegal immigration, including transnational gangs, guns, dangerous drugs, and human trafficking.”

The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported record numbers of illegal immigrants taken into custody at the US-Mexico border. A CBP report released last week showed that 172,331 people were taken into custody trying to enter the country illegally over the southern border in March.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference last week to address the overcrowding in detention facilities and accusations that child abuse and neglect of children was happening inside those facilities.

The Governor said the Biden administration’s failed immigration policy was causing the problems:

“Earlier today, The Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services separately received tips that allege child abuse and neglect at the federal government’s Child and Migrant facility at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio behind me.

“These problems are a by-product of President Biden’s open border policies and the lack of planning for the fallout from those disastrous policies.”

In the letter, the sheriffs address the crime associated with the flow of illegals entering the country:

“As this situation continues to evolve, more families will be exposed to the violence associated with drug trafficking and transnational gangs.

More parents will suffer the loss of their children, not because they were irresponsible, but because of exposure to criminal illegal alien violence caused by the reckless and irresponsible policies of your administration.

“In a myriad of ways, you and your administration are encouraging and sanctioning lawlessness and the victimization of the people of the United States of America, all in the name of mass illegal immigration.”

The sheriffs did not mince words when appointing blame for the crisis. President Biden’s promises of immigration leniency and reduced immigration enforcement orders are to blame, according to the letter:

“In the interests of ending the undermining of our laws and the increased risks to the safety and security of the people of the United States of America, we respectfully request that you immediately reverse course on your pro-illegal immigration policies, resume the border wall construction, and embrace the common-sense, public-safety-supporting border policies of the previous administration.”

The Biden administration may be listening to some of the criticism coming from law enforcement and members of the right, as some of his policies are taking a step back. For example, the administration is considering a restart of border wall construction on a limited basis.

In a conversation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the administration was considering finishing “gaps in the wall.”  According to notes from the ICE session, Mayorkas said:

“It’s not a single answer to a single question. There are different projects that the chief of the Border Patrol has presented and the acting commissioner of CBP presented to me. The president has communicated quite clearly his decision that the emergency that triggered the devotion of DOD funds to the construction of the border wall is ended.

“But that leaves room to make decisions as the administration, as part of the administration, in particular areas of the wall that need renovation, particular projects that need to be finished.”


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