On Monday, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas sent out an email asking DHS staff to volunteer to help deal with what he called an “overwhelming” number of migrants at the border. Just days prior in public he assured us all that there was no crisis at the border.
For as much as the Biden administration would like to pretend that everything is A-OK at the border, we now know that at least one member of his administration is aware of reality in private, as he pretends otherwise in public. That’s likely the case for the rest of the administration too – and the reason for their denials is obvious; they caused this crisis.
Tucker Carlson drew attention to the border crisis on his show last night, beginning by making the case that this is an extremely important issue for voters. He opened by pointing out the massive flip in support in favor of the Republican Party in the 2020 election in majority Hispanic border towns, owed to Trump’s tough immigration stance. “In the span of just four years, Starr County moved from deep blue to almost red. Donald Trump finished within just five points of Joe Biden. That’s a swing of more than 50 points. And the numbers are even more dramatic in nearby Zapata County. Donald Trump lost Zapata County in 2016 by 33 points, but last November, he easily beat Joe Biden. These are big changes, and you’re seeing them all along the Rio Grande Valley.”
Not only are those two counties non-white, they’re very poor. Nearly a third of the residents in Starr County live in poverty. The median household income in both those counties is under $35,000 a year. But they’re voting for Trump. What the hell is going on?
Well, a lot of things are going on probably, but uncontrolled illegal immigration is definitely one of them, probably the main one. That’s completely baffling to people in D.C. If you’re a Yale-educated bureaucrat or a nonprofit executive living in Bethesda, you see everything through the lens of identity politics. You’ve been told to do that, and needless to say, you obey. You always obey.
Most illegal aliens are Hispanic. So you assume that most Hispanics support illegal immigration. That’s just how you think. The problem is, you’re an idiot. You have no idea what you’re talking about, and you have no clue how ignorant you are. How could you know? You never leave Bethesda.
Tucker then pointed out that even Democrats at the border – i.e. those most directly affected by this border crisis – are speaking out against Biden’s policies. Democrat Rep. Henry Cueallar, who represents both Starr and Zapata Counties, said “It might have started under Trump, but when you’re the President, you own the situation, whether it’s a success or not a success … I think in February we’re going to get about 100,000 [border crossers]. And again, I don’t care what we call it, but I can tell you this, those numbers of people that are being released, they’re purposely withholding that information … I now know that they’re bringing people from McAllen over to Laredo, processing them in Laredo, and they’re going to release them in my community.” Data has since confirmed that there were nearly 100,000 migrants were detained at the border in February.
Another Democrat, State Senator Chuy Hinojosa from McAllen has accused Biden of encouraging illegals to come.
Tucker highlights one part of Cueallar’s comment on particular: “Henry Cuellar says the Biden administration is purposely withholding the number of people being released. Now, why would they do that? How bad is it? Again, this is an elected Democrat admitting that he has no idea how many people are flooding into his community every day because the Biden administration is hiding that information.”
Biden’s border policies are already a trainwreck, and they know that. They just don’t want you to know that they know.
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