RUSOVICH: Is It Really Incompetence At Work On Our Southern Border?

Many people believe that President Biden and Vice President Harris’ border policy failure is due to their incompetence. Yes, they are incompetent in stewarding the nation. But is that the whole story here?

A recent Quinnipiac University poll found 55 percent of those asked believe the Biden Administration is incompetent in running the government. But the Biden-Harris open border policy is a deliberate, manipulative and well calculated strategy to allow millions of illegal immigrants into our country to further Democratic Party political aims and beliefs.

It isn’t incompetence. Let’s quit pretending that the Biden Administration wants legitimate border controls; they don’t.

The numbers speak for themselves. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reports a record breaking 1,734,686 Southwest Land Border Encounters during the last 12 months. The numbers are continuing to increase recently with approximately 200,000 encounters each month since June. By comparison, in 2018 there were a total of 521,090 encounters on the border reported for the entire year. These migrant encounters refer to either apprehensions, in which migrants are taken into custody in the United States to await adjudication, or expulsions, in which migrants are immediately expelled to their home country or last country of transit without being held in U.S. custody.

The Biden-Harris duo much prefer release of migrants into the interior-often without court dates. Fox News recently obtained Border Patrol documents which showed that team Biden had released 70,000 illegal immigrants into the U.S. between August 6 and mid-October. At least 160,000 illegal immigrants have been released into the U.S. since March, and these eye-popping figures do not include the tens of thousands of “got-aways” – those migrants who evade detection and whose entry is never recorded. Former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott has stated that CPB witnessed “over 400,000 documented “got aways” over the last fiscal year.

Due to this surge of migrants being released along the border, U.S. taxpayers are now paying government contracted airlines to transport migrants to destinations like Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, New York City, Yakima, Washington, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Former President Trump’s key immigration policies were effective and drastically improved the border situation. Encounters were down, illegal crossings were manageable, and border and law enforcement were appreciated.

Enter the Biden- Harris debacle. The Wall comes down, the successful Remain in Mexico policy is rescinded, border patrol handcuffed, and the southern border open for entry.

In speaking with Fox News host Bret Baier, Rodney Scott summarized the encouraging progress Border Patrol had made in recent years, but then highlights how that progress has now been wiped out. The former Chief said, “All that has been shut down. And all effort has been refocused on expediting the processing speed of the massive amounts of illegals that are coming into the country today.” Asked by Baier if the border was “fairly open”, Scott countered, “No, the border is wide open right now.”

The open border policy is also potentially deadly to Americans. According to an NBC News report, federal agents in the El Paso section of the southern border say they’ve seen a staggering 4,000 percent increase in fentanyl seizures over the last 3 years. The Border Patrol says the rising amount of fentanyl is being found in the desert – transported by increasingly brazen smugglers who are exploiting stretched federal resources. In 2018, the Border Patrol in the El Paso sector found just one pound of fentanyl outside ports of entry. In 2019, two pounds. In 2020, nine. And during the 2021 fiscal year, agents have found 41 pounds so far. In case the Biden-Harris duo are interested, 40 pounds of fentanyl could kill over 10 million people.

Got your attention?

Drug thugs are significantly increasing smuggling operations through the Biden- Harris open border endangering American lives and emboldening cartels and drug-lords.

And to further motivate immigrant caravans, Biden and the Department of Justice now plan to use American taxpayer money to pay immigrant families that were separated during the Trump Administration. The amount could be close to $1 million per family, or approximately 12 times the national median family income for FY 2021. The proposed amounts would also be more than the $100,000.00 received by the families of those who lost loved ones in military service. This scheme is an insult to law abiding citizens, military families, taxpayers, and immigrants who have entered the country legally.

Even Joe Biden initially appeared to oppose the payments when he told Fox News reporter, Peter Doocy, “That’s not going to happen.” Poor Joe Biden. He was corrected the following day by both the ACLU – “President Biden may not have been fully briefed about the actions of his very own Justice Department…,” – and by his own deputy press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, who said in part, “the President is perfectly comfortable with the Department of Justice settling with the individuals.”

Rarely able to miss the opportunity to denigrate law enforcement, Biden’s federal vaccine mandate will force border patrol agents to make a decision which migrants do not have to make. There is no vaccine mandate for immigrants entering the country, but of course Biden is forcing all federal employees (and those businesses with over 100 employees) to vaccinate or undergo weekly testing. Mark Morgan, who served as the chief operating officer of CBP from 2019 to 2021 nabbed it in a recent interview with Fox News, “An illegal immigrant doesn’t get the vaccine and they’re released,” he said. A border patrol agent doesn’t get the vaccine and they’re removed.”

Maintaining a judicious, orderly, and reasonable immigration policy is essential for a country’s integrity and fabric. America has welcomed aspiring immigrants from around the world since its founding, which has helped propel us to be that “Shining City on the Hill.” But relinquishing practically all border controls to satiate an anarchistic radical left is a perilous path.

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