By Allan Wall, February 4, 2020
On February 2nd, President Joe Biden signed three executive orders relating to immigration policy.
Earlier that day, a document was published relating to the orders, entitled FACT SHEET: President Biden Outlines Steps to Reform Our Immigration System by Keeping Families Together, Addressing the Root Causes of Irregular Migration, and Streamlining the Legal Immigration System.
Here’s how it starts: “On January 20th, the Biden Harris Administration took the first steps in a broad, whole of government effort to finally reform our immigration system, including sending to Congress legislation that creates a pathway to citizenship for the nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants living in and contributing to our country. Today, the Administration is announcing a series of additional actions it is taking to rebuild and strengthen our immigration system.”
The first paragraph calls for a “pathway to citizenship” for 11 million illegal aliens.
That “11 million” figure has been used for years. Is it really accurate in 2021?
In 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed off on an amnesty which was supposed to be a one-time thing, accompanied by security measures that wouldn’t allow more mass illegal immigration.
It didn’t work. More illegals were amnestied than originally planned, the security measures weren’t enacted, and now we have a much greater number of illegal aliens.
But they’re calling for the same solution – amnesty.
Why would it work this time when the problem is even bigger?
The Democrats know (while some Republicans deny) the fact that most voting immigrants vote for the Democrats.
Under the Biden plan, millions of new Democrats could be introduced into a political system in which Republicans are already struggling to win elections.
The document says the Biden Administration plans “to roll back the most damaging policies” of the previous Trump administration.
It declares that, “The Trump Administration’s policies at the border have caused chaos, cruelty, and confusion.”
Oh, so it’s all Donald Trump’s fault?
There has been plenty of “chaos, cruelty and confusion” in the U.S.-Mexico border region for a long time, long before Trump ever ran for president. President Trump tried, though not always successfully, to reduce some of the “chaos, cruelty and confusion.”
The “Fact Sheet” reports how, on Inauguration Day, January 20th, the Biden administration signed executive actions which 1) protected the so-called “Dreamers” (illegal aliens who entered with their parents), 2) ended the so-called “Muslim and Africa ban”, 3) halted construction of the border barrier, 4) protected Liberians living in the U.S., and 5) sent the “Citizenship Act” to Congress, which the administration says will “modernize our immigration system …smartly manage our borders, while addressing the root causes of migration.”
According to the “Fact Sheet,” the executive actions of February 2nd accomplish the following:
1. “Create a Task Force to Reunify Families.” The real issue here is that Central American families split themselves up, dragging their own children through long dangerous treks across Mexico, and, in other cases, by allowing their children to travel with people who weren’t even their parents. And some of these parents of detained children don’t want to reclaim their children. Human trafficking is a big problem, also. This is the sort of “chaos, cruelty and confusion” which was occurring when Trump took over.
2. “Develop a Strategy to Address Irregular Migration Across the Southern Border and Create a Humane Asylum System.” The refugee/asylum situation was being abused and Trump’s reforms, including the Remain in Mexico policy, were improving that. Now, Trump-era policies are all under review, although the document admits that change won’t happen immediately.
3. “Restore Faith in Our Legal Immigration System and Promote Integration of New Americans.” How about an immigration system based on American interests and sovereignty? As for integration of immigrants, what incentive do they have to integrate in today’s multicultural America? A real pro-integration policy would require prospective immigrants to pass an English-language exam before they even arrive.
And they should sign a document renouncing any right to any affirmative action program.
Also, the “Fact Sheet” has a big glaring omission. It never mentions COVID-19!
With mask mandates, business closings, and unemployment occurring in the name of COVID-19, why should we be bringing anybody into the country?
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