OPINION: This article may contain commentary which reflects the author's opinion.
Democrats have presented the idea that President Joe Biden is sending troops to the border as proof that he is getting tough on immigration.
But if you listen to the president himself in his interview with MSNBC last week he has no intention of those troops preventing any migrants from crossing the border.
“We are in a situation where 1500 people at the border, they’re not there to enforce the law, they’re there to free up the border agents that need to be on the border and we’re having another thousand people coming in, they are asylum judges to make judges, to move things along. I’ve asked this Congress for help in terms of what they need at the border. They need more agents, they need more people to clear people,” he said.
And when Texas Republican Rep. Ronny Jackson appeared on Fox News he explained that what the president is doing is actually going to assist more migrants to get into the United States.
“Instead of addressing the problem, they’re sending people down there to help with the processing so we can get more people into the country. I think this works hand in hand with what they’ve been doing all along. Don’t think for a minute this is not intentional. The Democrats had control of the Senate, the House and the White House for two years. They could have done it on their own terms. They didn’t do anything,” he said on “Fox & Friends Sunday” to host Rachel Campos-Duffy.
“The reason they didn’t is because this is the intentional. This is the progressives, the far left, driving this process. Having 1500 troops down there to help with the administrative burden and a bunch of extra judges down there so they can look at these asylum seekers, at their cases and then get them into the country. That’s what’s going to happen. We’re going to have just a ton of people that are going to get access to the country as a result of all of this, and it’s got to stop,” the Congressman said.
“I saw the other day the State Department said there’s upwards of 5 million people that are waiting to come into this country at some point. This is unsustainable, and I think the only reason Biden cares about it right now is because he’s coming up on an election, and he wants it to look like he’s doing something, but he’s doing nothing. Probably making the situation worse,” he said.
“Or he just wants us to not look there. The processing is about moving people through, getting them out of the way, not having a situation like the Haitians under the bridge that might actually bring the, you know, the left-wing media in to finally have to cover it,” the host said.
“We’ve been talking to some of the people who live along the border. The level of helplessness and hopelessness is just through the roof as title 42 comes to expiring as we see these – expire, as we see these shootings, do they involve cartel members coming across because we know that’s a huge problem. Has been you do and what can the state of Texas do if the administration, as you said, is clearly this is intentional, they want this to happen?” she said.
“I think the state of Texas, we’re doing a lot. We’re operating under the threat of the federal government, Biden has threatened the state of Texas that that if our law enforcement officers get more aggressive with securing the border, that they will be or you know, or they will be subject to federal crimes. So I mean, it’s a shame that we have a commander in chief and a head of state that threatens our state law enforcement agency like that, but that’s part of what’s going on,” the Congressman said.
Joe Biden Admits Sinister Reason He Is Sending Troops To The Borderhttps://t.co/M8BJ9tOZ5V
— Conservative Brief (@ConservBrief) May 7, 2023
“We’re going to do something about it in the house, and it’s going to be up to the Democrats in the Senate to push this through, but we’re going to pass H.R. 2 next week going back to some of the Trump era policies that worked so well. We’re going to reestablish construction of the wall, reestablish remain in Mexico, we’re going to get rid of the parole system. We’re going to adjust asylum, the threshold for what meets a claim of asylum, all these different things. It’s the kind of stuff in there that we need to secure our border and hopefully we can get that done. Hopefully, there’ll be enough pressure on them with an election year to pass this through, but we’ll see. Remains to be seen,” he said.