Overcrowding No Masks Border Security

How well are Democrats doing on crime prevention and border security?

So, one of the reasons why people vote for the Republican party is because Republican policies are better for law-abiding people to be safe. Republicans are in favor of allowing law-abiding people to defend themselves from criminals. Republicans are in favor of using police to investigate and prevent crimes. Republicans are in favor of securing the border and keeping criminal aliens out.

So the Democrats won the 2020 election, and they have the House, Senate and White House. So, how are they doing on crime?

Here’s the Washington Examiner:

A new crime reporting system released by the FBI shows that the murder rate in virtually every city in the United States is at its highest levels in more than two decades.

In 2020, the country saw more homicides than in any year since 1998. Experts came to that conclusion after looking at reported quarterly data from roughly 12,000 agencies in various cities and states.

The spike, totaling at over 20,000 recorded homicides, was the largest one-year increase in U.S. history. Every city that reported data saw at least a 20%-25% jump in murders.

[…]In New York, murders rose an estimated 41% in 2020 over the previous year.

Chicago saw an over 50% increase at 774 recorded homicides, and Los Angeles saw a roughly 20% increase.

Hmm, it looks like the people who wanted to “de-fund the police” and ban owning firearms for self-defense are not doing a very good job of crime prevention. Does it make sense to think that banning firearms and abolishing the police would work to reduce violent crime? It seems to me that these policies would increase violent crime. And that’s exactly what we see. Even in Democrat-run areas where the police were not abolished, their budgets were slashed and they’ve been hamstrung by woke regulations, so they can’t do their jobs. And Biden just announced more restrictions on gun ownership by law-abiding people. Those restrictions don’t affect criminals, of course. They just affect law-abiding gun owners.

Border security

Well, how are things going on the Southern border? Are the Democrats keeping out criminal aliens and terrorists?

Here is the far-left Washington Post:

Preliminary enforcement data for March confirms what border officials have been saying for weeks: The number of migrants crossing into the United States has skyrocketed to the highest levels in at least 15 years, and record numbers of teenagers and children arriving without parents have overwhelmed the government’s ability to care for them.

Though President Biden and his top officials have refused to acknowledge it is a crisis, the latest data shows the new administration under extraordinary strain.

U.S. agents took more than 171,000 migrants into custody last month, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection figures that contradict Biden’s claims that his administration is facing an influx no different from previous years. The rapid increase in border arrests and detentions — which has more than doubled since January — underscores the magnitude of the challenge facing an administration that has promised more-humane and more-welcoming immigration policies.

Biden officials now find themselves racing to add thousands of emergency shelter beds to alleviate dangerous overcrowding inside tent enclosures, where Central American teens and children are being held for longer than legal limits and sleeping shoulder to shoulder under foil blankets for days on end.

Democrats might be tempted to say that it’s not Biden’s fault that there is a crisis like this – a crisis that is costing taxpayers $1 million per day – but that would ignore the specific policies he and his band of secular leftists have put in.

The Washington Examiner explains:

The Republicans pointed to several things Biden has done to create the current crisis. First, he did away with President Donald Trump’s Remain in Mexico policy, which required asylum seekers to stay in Mexico, not in the United States, while their asylum claims were adjudicated. Second, Biden ended Trump’s asylum agreements with the Northern Triangle countries — El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras — to steer would-be asylum seekers from those nations into safe countries other than the U.S. Third, Biden gutted Trump’s use of Title 42, the government’s authority to expel most migrants for the purpose of controlling the spread of COVID. Biden did not throw Title 42 away altogether but is by some accounts now letting most would-be migrants stay rather than be turned away because of the pandemic.

The surge, Scalise said, “was created when President Biden got rid of things like the Remain in Mexico policy. He could put that back in place tomorrow and stop this surge of illegals coming over.”

In addition, Biden came into office promising to end all deportations for the first 100 days of his presidency. With very few exceptions, he has done just that. Finally, Biden stopped construction of the Trump border wall. All of these moves opened the door to would-be illegal crossers and also sent the message to thousands of people in the Northern Triangle and elsewhere: Come now, and you can stay.

Biden also reinstated the “catch and release” policy that Trump eliminated. That means that people who are caught crossing the border are given a court date, then immediately released into the United States. Few show up for their court date. How will illegal aliens live? It seems to me that they will be more likely to resort to committing crimes, but that’s no concern of the Democrats who rule us… they couldn’t care less if a few Americans get robbed or killed.

Next time, we need to do better.

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