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The ‘Root Causes’ Of The Migrant Crisis Are Biden’s Border Policies

In the aftermath of Vice President Kamala Harris’s embarrassing trip to Guatemala and Mexico, we need to be clear about what triggered the crisis at the border.

Vice President Kamala Harris didn’t need to visit Guatemala and Mexico this week to discover the “root causes” of illegal immigration, or, as she put it, “understand that there’s a reason people are arriving at our border, and ask what is that reason and then identify the problem so we can fix it.”

The reason people are arriving at our southwest border in near-record numbers — the “root cause,” if you will — is simple: the Biden administration is allowing migrants into the country. That’s it, that’s the reason! Even the president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, said as much ahead of Harris’s visit.

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His policies on immigration a failure. She only exacerbates the issue.
MarineBob · 56-60, M
Policy now says foreign kids need food not Americans
AbbeyRhode · F
Not only letting them in, but putting them up in hotels, and giving them free reign to commit all the crimes they want. So after a busy day of raping, robbing and murdering American citizens, they have nice feather pillows for their precious little heads, while homeless Americans sleep on the streets.
Stereoguy · 56-60, M
Exactly! So far all of their plans and policies have been a total failure. The boarder. He was going to normalize relations with our allies. China, Russia and Iran have signed a mutual defense pact against us and now China is building 1,000 new nuclear bombs to use against us in case we go to war. They have stirred up more race tension then this country has had in years. What a mess!
This crisis sure put down roots fast. I remember similar plants going way back, but I guess this is a new one?
Budwick · 70-79, M
[@479686,MistyCee] Plants? This isn't about plants.
[@841775,Budwick] See [@1212808,WalterCrunkRight]'s comment
WalterCrunkRight · 46-50, M
I hear you. At the same time, I’d point out that the border crisis has been brewing since 2002. When the CBP was stood up, it was desperate to hire as many people as it needed. It cut corners. It didn’t run background checks. It trained the agents to be cops, not humanitarians.

The vast majority of illegal immigrants are not criminals (except insofar as crossing the border without papers is, obviously, a crime). They simply want a better life. They do not run when the CBP finds them. They do not resist. They need food, water, and compassion. However, CBP treats them all like terrorists and rapists. This is an institutional problem.

So, no, it isn’t Biden’s fault or Harris’s fault, even if your pre-existing bias would make you favor such a conclusion.
WalterCrunkRight · 46-50, M
[@841775,Budwick] But they didn’t create it. :)
Budwick · 70-79, M
[@1212808,WalterCrunkRight] So what?
WalterCrunkRight · 46-50, M
[@841775,Budwick] “So what?” You said something that wasn’t true. So, I gave you more accurate information. You’re welcome.

Bush Jr stood up the CBP and allowed it to metastasize into an ugly, badly designed, incompetent organization. Obama permitted the construction of those awful border detention centers… and Trump gummed up the courts. The centers were meant to hold people for days, not months, and that was the case in practice until Trump hired 520 pro-deportation judges. Many of the moves by the administration, which were designed to accelerate the courts and eliminate policies from President Barack Obama, slowed them even more, making it harder for judges to move cases efficiently, extending processing times and compounding a nationwide backlog that has grown by 68 percent under Trump.

So, when you tell the world, “It’s Biden’s fault,” you’re making a false statement.
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MotherHubbard · 56-60, F
Trump could've said it. "Don't come."

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