Biden’s 100-day pause in deportations, Kobach wrote, was an invitation, as was crippling Immigration and Customs Enforcement:
That sent an immediate and undeniable signal to people in Mexico, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala. Migrants understood it as: “You have 100 days to make it to the United States — if you make it in, you get to stay.”
Biden’s acting DHS Secretary stated at the time that allowing “certain noncitizens ordered deported” to stay in the country “will allow DHS to ensure that its resources are dedicated to responding to the most pressing challenges that the United States faces….” That was revealed as a lie a few weeks later when the Biden Administration announced new guidelines that dramatically restricted ICE’s ability to deport illegal aliens. Under the new guidelines, it’s extraordinarily difficult for ICE officers to remove anyone who is not a convicted aggravated felon, a member of a gang, or a terrorist. ICE officers aren’t being reassigned to “more pressing challenges” like the acting Secretary claimed. They are literally being forced to sit behind their desks.
“Unable to remove more than 80 percent of the aliens who would have been removed from the country under Trump Administration protocols,” ICE is crippled, he wrote. Permission is rarely granted to deport an illegal.
Another part of Biden’s swamp-the-border plan was ending Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy that kept asylum applicants below the border to wait for claims to be heard.
Ninety percent of asylum claims are rejected, he wrote, and, if released inside the U.S. border, the asylum-seekers “disappear … and never show up for the hearing.” That’s why Trump created the Remain in Mexico policy.
But Biden, again, reversed Trump’s policy and ordered officials to import 25,000 applicants who were waiting in Mexico.
Kobach also reprised the number of illegals caught in January and February. The first calendar month’s 78,442 is a 10-year record. February totaled 100,441.
“That’s about 3,000 per day, triple the typical 1,100 a day during the last year of the Trump Administration.”
As The New American reported yesterday, border agents have apprehended multiple large groups of illegals recently. Some numbered more than 100.
Kobach also explained who benefits besides Mexican cartels smuggling drugs and the illegals.
“Cynical politicians on the Left also benefit,” he concluded:
They succeeded in turning California blue over the past two decades by replacing U.S. citizen voters with low-income migrants who vote overwhelmingly Democrat. New Mexico followed, along with Arizona which was in the process of flipping. But Texas is the ultimate target.
It’s not an unexpected crisis. It’s a plan that yielded bigger results than the Biden Administration anticipated.
But Texas isn’t really the ultimate target. The United States is. Once Texas goes blue, a future GOP presidential victory will be nearly impossible. The presidency will almost surely be in Democrat hands forever.