With a caravan of 9000 illegal immigrants marching on the U.S. southern border, remarkably calling on the incoming Biden administration to honor its commitments to migrants, Joe Biden already finds himself between a rock and a hard place.
Having pandered to Hispanic voters while painting himself as America’s savior regarding the pandemic, vowing to “shut down the virus,” what does Biden do about this sea of humanity flowing our way?
Well, according to NBC News, Biden is not planning to allow them to enter the U.S. — at least, not right now — with the Democrat planning to send sweeping immigration legislation on his first day in office to provide a pathway to citizenship for 12 million illegal immigrants, his policies serve as an enticement to illegal immigrants.
An anonymous Biden transition official said the migrants hoping to claim asylum in the U.S. under the new administration “need to understand they are not going to be able to come into the United States immediately,” the network reported.
Exclusive—Biden team’s message to migrant caravan: Don’t come now, you won’t get in. https://t.co/yXK9pw4Tkx
— Julia E. Ainsley (@JuliaEAinsley) January 17, 2021
While Guatemala reportedly tried to hold the massive caravan back at its border with Honduras, more than 1,000 crashed through a security checkpoint on Friday.
Wanting to have it both ways, the Biden transition official tried to assure the migrants while “there’s help on the way,” now “is not the time to make the journey,” NBC News added.
Video shows migrants break through Guatemala’s border security lines today, entering Guatemalan territory through the El Florido Border Post and failing to comply with immigration and health requirements. pic.twitter.com/z3LF2GwVTR
— The Hill (@thehill) January 16, 2021
“The situation at the border isn’t going to be transformed overnight,” the official said — the big question here is “transformed” into what?
“We have to provide a message that health and hope is on the way, but coming right now does not make sense for their own safety … while we put into place processes that they may be able to access in the future,” the source added.
— Jazz Shaw (@JazzShaw) January 17, 2021
Pueblo Sin Fronteras, a left-wing immigrant rights group that organizes caravans, released a statement appealing to the Biden administration’s “strong commitment to migrants.”
“We recognize the importance of the incoming Government of the United States having shown a strong commitment to migrants and asylum-seekers, which presents an opportunity for the governments of Mexico and Central America to develop policies and a migration management that respect and promote the human rights of the population in mobility,” the group said. “We will advocate that the Biden government honors its commitments.”
David Frum, a Never Trump conservative, said Joe Biden’s immigration plans could “wreck” his administration from the jump.
He added, “They will invite a border surge that will force Biden to choose between mass detentions or ever-accelerating unauthorized migration.”
The Biden immigration plans could wreck his whole administration from the start. They will invite a border surge that will force Biden to choose between mass detentions or ever-accelerating unauthorized migration. https://t.co/LaeLu0JLE8
— David Frum (@davidfrum) January 17, 2021
Frum would find out real quick that the liberal love over his anti-Trump stance has a firm expiration date — the moment Joe Biden bears responsibility for anything.
Lol here we go. The very second they don’t have Trump to be against, the neocons who paved the way for him are already back on their bullshit. https://t.co/u2hSMMkTHh
— Joe Berkowitz (@JoeBerkowitz) January 17, 2021
There’s a certain comfort in David Frum returning to his pre-Trump loathsomeness. https://t.co/QgEcln8hTf
— Radley Balko (@radleybalko) January 17, 2021
Here’s a sampling of other responses to the story from Twitter, beginning with Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor who said “No-Borders-Biden” is responsible for the huge caravan, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who asked how many illegal immigrants will there be in the U.S. by 2024:
“No Borders Biden” prompts caravan to invade USA. Who would have ever seen THAT coming? Not to fear–it was Obama & Biden who built those cages for kids. Maybe they can use the walls & fencing Dems say don’t work, but now surrounds DC to control it.https://t.co/HnoKRnjfiA
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) January 18, 2021
President-elect Biden wants to legalize 11 million illegal immigrants. Between 7,000 and 8,000 Hondurans have formed a gigantic caravan to come to Biden’s pro-illegal immigrant America.After the first 11 million want to guess how many new illegal immigrants there will be by 2024?
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) January 18, 2021
A Honduran migrant caravan is heading to the United States.
Arriving just in time for Joe Biden’s inauguration.
This is the future Democrats’ voted for.
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) January 15, 2021
When you accept that the far left’s final destination is a borderless, genderless, and atheistic world, all policy initiatives begin to make terrifying sense. https://t.co/KI4YsMJEOy
— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) January 17, 2021
That’s not a bug, David. To the Left, ever-accelerating “unauthorized entry” is a feature. https://t.co/WUFxdVauBv
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) January 17, 2021
And all the luxuries America has to offer while waiting. AOC will make sure of that.
— Great Plains Girl (@HeartlandRaised) January 18, 2021
Does the Biden team actually believe telling these people not to come now will stop them? How quickly reality begins…
— Edith Keenan (@KeenanEdith) January 17, 2021
But once you’re in, you get to be a citizen!
— AMIRA MANTOURA (@amiramantoura) January 17, 2021
Good lord. That’s been said and reiterated for 50 years. Dems, with words and vilification of the past 4 years, have given illegals the expectation of open borders under dems. In exchange for votes, they expect you guys to live up to your ridiculous promises.
— Great Plains Girl (@HeartlandRaised) January 18, 2021
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