Biden Is Reverting to Trump’s Border Policies Again. Ask Yourself Why.
Biden's presidency has been defined by a border crisis, as migrants from Central and South America have sought to take advantage of his open borders policies. Now, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas faces an impeachment inquiry, and 20,000 unaccompanied minors have reportedly gone missing—potentially in the hands of sex traffickers.
Curiously, Biden is flirting with the idea of reinstating Trump-era border policies. At least, that's what the New York Times claims.
"The Biden administration is considering reviving the practice of detaining migrant families who cross the border illegally — the same policy [Joe Biden] shut down over the past two years because he wanted a more humane immigration system, officials familiar with the discussions said Monday," the Times reports. "Although no final decision has been made, the move would be a stark reversal for President Biden, who came into office promising to adopt a more compassionate approach to the border after the harsh policies of his predecessor, former President Donald J. Trump."
This is no small change in policy. This essentially ends the catch-and-release policies that Biden specifically reinstated upon taking office.
Last month, Biden also reverted to a Trump-era policy and has started cracking down on asylum seekers.
It's curious that Biden would suddenly embrace the same policies he deemed too cruel when he ran for office and quickly did away with them. So, why now? Have Biden's handlers figured out that immigration is going to be a massive issue in 2024 and that it is an issue that benefits Trump and the Republicans, and his hoping to take this issue off the table?
Sorry Joe… too little, too late.