The Crisis At The Southern Border Has Been Exacerbated By President Biden's Policies

Leader McConnell: ‘The American People Are Watching A Terrible Sight Unfold On Our Southern Border. … This Nightmare Is The Direct Result Of The Left-Wing Policies And Left-Wing Messages Pushed By The Biden Administration’

SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): “The American people are watching a terrible sight unfold on our southern border. … This nightmare is the direct result of the left-wing policies and left-wing messages pushed by the Biden Administration. They say their approach to immigration is the compassionate path; the one that reflects the soul of America. They are wrong. In no way does it honor America’s soul or uphold American values to tolerate a major border security crisis and unending humanitarian disaster that appear to be permanent features of life under the Biden Administration. This false choice is the constant refrain from the left. Either we adopt Democrat policies that lure people into literal squalor and effectively open our borders in the middle of a pandemic… or else we are somehow betraying the spirit of the Statue of Liberty. This is simply nonsense. Legal, orderly immigration has been a proud strength of our country and a core pillar of the American way of life for generations. That is completely different than Washington Democrats sabotaging our border while publicly advertising a catalog of socialist benefits they say they’ll provide for illegal immigrants who make it in. … Nobody believes Democrats that this lawlessness, chaos, and human suffering is the fair and compassionate way to govern our country.” (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 9/22/2021)

  • LEADER McCONNELL: “What about the rule of law? There’s still an historic surge in people trying to come across our southern border. But Administration officials have spent far more energy denying responsibility for the problem than trying to fix it. Catch-and-release is still the name of the game. According to news reporting, out of tens of thousands of illegal immigrants who’ve simply been released into the interior of our country without a court date, just thirteen percent have shown up at their mandatory meeting with ICE afterwards. The border is functionally open. Especially absurd at a time when many leaders are asking American citizens to step up various COVID precautions. Not much testing, social distancing, or mask-wearing is happening in the Rio Grande Valley.” (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 8/03/2021)
  • LEADER McCONNELL: “We’ve now seen the highest unaccompanied child arrivals on record. The biggest month for migrant encounters in 21 years. And this month, total CBP apprehensions for the calendar year are expected to top a million for the first time in 15 years… with five months still to go. So one might think my friends across the aisle would try to avoid repeating the missteps that created this crisis. That they would be careful to avoid doubling down on the perverse incentives generating so much suffering at our southern border. But apparently, Washington Democrats intend to do the opposite. Their reckless taxing-and-spending spree would include an even bigger green light for this crisis. At the worst possible time. Under the Biden Administration’s unenforceable catch-and-release policy, just 13% of the 50,000 individuals who’ve been released into the United States since March have actually reported to assigned ICE check-ins. So in a sense, either intentionally or through incompetence, the Administration is already practicing a policy that amounts to functional amnesty in many cases. What Democrats want now is to make that explicit and permanent. They’d effectively like our southern border to be even more open — even during an ongoing public health emergency that has federal, state, and local officials contemplating new batches of rules for American citizens.” (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 7/29/2021)

The Biden Administration’s Lax Enforcement Policies And Irresponsible Rhetoric Have Helped Fuel An Unprecedented Surge Of Migrants At The Southern U.S. Border While Democrats In Congress Are Pursuing Amnesty Laws That Would Encourage Even More Illegal immigration

The Biden Administration’s Policies And Messaging Led To The Crisis At The Border

Yet The President Offered Not Plan To Address The Crisis In His Speech To A Joint Session Of Congress To Explain his Priorities

And Vice President Kamala Harris, Despite Being Assigned To Deal With The Border Crisis, Resisted Going To See The Southern Border For Months

As The Border Crisis Continues, Democrats Want To Include An Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants In Their Reckless Taxing And Spending Spree That Would Only Incentivize More Illegal Immigration