Though inflation remains a top concern for most Americans, one problem has dogged President Joe Biden from the very start of his tenure: the border crisis.
He immediately abandoned his predecessor’s approach to immigration and stopped construction on the southern border wall. As a result, authorities began recording record-high numbers of illegal migrants.
Now, it turns out that at least one other country was willing to help stem the tide — but Biden hasn’t even bothered to contact them about it.
The Biden administration recently attempted to say the border was “secure,” but that was quickly contradicted by Texas border authorities who say the border is essentially wide open in certain spots.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) claims they don’t have the resources to deal with the hundreds of thousands of unauthorized migrants coming into the country every month.
Of course, most of these migrants come from Mexico, Central America, and South America.
Just recently, over 700 migrants were seen crossing the Texas border into the U.S., and that was just in a single day. Prior to this, Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) spoke to Fox News about the situation.
And it seems he has proof that Biden simply ignores the entire issue:
Just days earlier, Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas, said Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei offered to help if President Biden would only ask.
‘I specifically asked the president of Guatemala, ‘Hey, what would it take in order for you to take more of these repatriation flights?’
These are people that do not qualify for asylum, you send them back to their country of origin. What would it take for you to take more of those flights?
His answer was: ‘One simple thing, Tony. I just need the president of the United States to call me. He won’t even call me.’
This is consistent with what President Giammattei said before, when he claimed to have absolutely no contact with the White House since meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris in June 2021.
Since March of this year, there have been over 200,000 encounters at the border each month, and over 1.7 million are expected this fiscal year. That would even beat last year’s historic tally.
Clearly, this is becoming more than a crisis: in fact, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was forced to sign an “invasion” executive order, and authorized officials to return undocumented migrants to the border.
On top of that, Texas and Arizona are making a statement by repeatedly shipping busloads of unauthorized travelers to Washington D.C. and New York City.
At that point, the Mayors of those cities – Eric Adams in NYC and Muriel Bowser in D.C. – demanded assistance to deal with the influx, while southern states replied that it was just a tiny sample of what they’ve had to deal with for years.
Many Americans have called out the Biden administration for doing little or nothing about the border crisis.
And when they hear that Presidents in other countries have offered to help with the situation, and our White House hasn’t even bothered to respond, that likely won’t help Biden’s approval rating.
- Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei reportedly said that he’d consider helping with the border crisis, but President Joe Biden “doesn’t even call him.”
- This comes immediately after over 700 undocumented travelers were spotted crossing the southern border into Texas in 1 day.
- Over 1.7 million illegal migrants are expected in this fiscal year, shattering last year’s historic number.
Source: Fox News