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One of President Joe Biden’s first acts in office was to begin reversing President Trump’s effective border and immigration policies, from stopping construction on border barriers to walking away from agreements with Mexico and others to keep migrants seeking asylum in their countries, to promises of blanket amnesty for nearly 15 million illegal migrants in the U.S. already. The massive surge in illegal migrants and the humanitarian and security crisis that immediately ensued is the result.

Since then, Biden initially denied journalists access to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) facilities on the border and has also denied that there is a crisis at the border. Later he blamed former President Trump for the crisis. This, even as the crisis deepens and has been amply documented, and even admitted by some of his own team. Unaccompanied children have been kept in cages or flown across the country to facilities in other states.


All the while, Biden has refused to visit the border. And in March he passed the buck to his VP Kamala Harris, anointing her his ‘immigration czar.’ Problem is that in the next two months, Harris hasn’t visited the border either, and has no apparent plans to do so any time soon.

Meanwhile, the situation has only gotten worse. I recently wrote about how young male illegal migrants coming through Arizona are using military gear and tactics to infiltrate the country. Most recently, reported Fox News, one of their drones spotted a migrant group of about 40 overwhelming Border Patrol agents in Texas on Sunday, running across the southern border into the U.S. as they were chased by border agents on foot in La Joya, Texas. Most in this group were young single males.

Fox noted that:

About 15 to 20 of the migrants were taken into custody as the other half assumedly managed to flee. Two migrants on the run appeared to be handcuffed together, giving off the impression of being in custody prior to the chase.

Separately, video from the ground shows another group of migrants — about 53 people from Romania, Venezuela, Guatemala and Honduras who surrendered to Border Patrol agents.

As noted by the New York Post, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott warned during an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” that the surge of migrants coming across the southern border is causing a “dramatic increase” in the amount of drugs being brought into the US.

“The Texas Department of Public Safety patrols the border every single day. And they have seen an 800 percent increase in the amount of fentanyl coming across the border. They seized this year enough fentanyl to kill every man, woman, and child in the entire state of New York,” Abbott said Sunday.

Still, Vice President Harris has made no arrangements to go to the border, talk to local officials, and see it for herself in person.

When asked by reporters when Harris would finally visit the border, Fox reported, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday said: “I expect she will make a trip to the Northern Triangle [Central America] at some point soon. So that would be where she would travel given her purview.”

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of AmericanActionNews.com.



Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Joe F
Joe F
1 year ago

What a worthless, woman,she is an embarrassment, just like hidenbiden, neither are fit for president or vp,there incompetence is shocking and overwhelming. They both need to be thrown out of office,for stupidity.

TinStarred
TinStarred
1 year ago
Reply to  Joe F

Biden doesn’t need help, he can ruin his Presidency all by himself.

Jim
Jim
1 year ago
Reply to  Joe F

How do you ruin a disaster?

Dominic Pasquarosa
Dominic Pasquarosa
1 year ago

We have open boarders now. Technically there is no crisis. This what the dems wanted.

Alfie
Alfie
1 year ago

Open borders is CATHOLIC. biden is CATHOLIC. Pelosi is CATHOLIC. Kerry is CATHOLIC. The SCOTUS is CATHOLIC. Yep, somewhere there has to be a connection.

Casey
Casey
1 year ago
Reply to  Alfie

Go away moron.

Linda
Linda
1 year ago
Reply to  Alfie

you obviously know nothing about the Catholic Church.

John
John
1 year ago
Reply to  Alfie

Hey bigot! Why don’t you spew your bovine excrement on some liberal rag! You are making a total ass of yourself here!

Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews
1 year ago
Reply to  Alfie

No I haven’t…you are behaving like fake-news, which supresses the first amendment, American Action (fake)News❓There definitely a strong Catholic-connection among libturds & the demon©rat Party. Just 👀at what their “bloody” Pope, is doing‼️

Senator99
Senator99
1 year ago
Reply to  Alfie

Abortion NOT Catholic

Recce1
Recce1
1 year ago
Reply to  Alfie

Your anti-Catholicism is un-Christian. You need to find Jesus Christ.

itch scratcher
itch scratcher
1 year ago
Reply to  Alfie

I sincerely don’t believe the Catholic Church has anything to do with the border crisis. The truth is, we have an administration which is 100% incapable of successfully running a country; and we now see the results of their ineptness and unless the present administration is replaced quickly, America will not be America anymore as we know it or knew it.

Libra
Libra
1 year ago
Reply to  itch scratcher

Why do you think there is so much poverty in the illegal alien producing areas of Central and S. America?.. They are all Catholic and the priest rants from the pulpit–birth control is a mortal sin etc.. The politics in those areas is Communism or Socialism.. This is what is flooding the USA.. What happens when Biden gives them overnight citizenship and the right to vote.. They already get all of the rights and more benefits than Americans. They soon will outnumber us or outbreed us..

Susan
Susan
1 year ago

If borders are open, why can’t we go back and forth into Canada? Oh…because we are trying to do it legally.

JOHN
JOHN
1 year ago

Very likely that Harris will go down in History as the most worthless and ineffective VP of all time. Willie Brown was the only one to put her to good use.