Lately, Joe Biden has been trying to prove to everyone how seriously he takes border security. But if you ignore his words, and look closely at his actions, you get a very different picture.
Consider this story from The Post Millennial:
Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey is stopping the construction of a wall at the US-Mexico border made out of shipping containers due to pressure from the Biden administration.
The project of installing approximately 3,000 containers at a cost of $95 million was approximately a third complete, but protesters held up the work recently over concerns over the wall’s environmental impact.
[…]The Biden administration is more concerned with the environmental impact of a border wall, but not the social impact of illegal immigratino. In order to not damage natural resources in the area, Arizona will work with officials from the US Forest Service and Customs and Border Protection.
[…]The agreement comes a week after the Biden administration sued Ducey on behalf of the Bureau of Reclamation, the Department of Agriculture and the Forest Service and two weeks before Democratic Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs is scheduled to move into the governor’s mansion.
Hobbs also opposes the wall, and the people of Arizona apparently elected her as governor anyway. Some of them will probably be the victims of crimes committed by people she let in. I wonder if they will learn anything from that experience?
Most people in the Democrat party think that illegal immigrants don’t commit any crimes. That’s why it’s safe to let them in, because no American taxpayer will be harmed. But is that true? We have to look at the evidence.
Here’s an article from Fox News:
The number of crimes committed by illegal immigrants in the United States surged in fiscal year 2021 after declining in the years before that.
Homicides, assaults, incidents of domestic violence, illegal weapons possession, and sexual offenses committed by illegal aliens all increased dramatically in fiscal year 2021 compared to fiscal year 2020, data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows.
Illegal immigrants committed 1,178 assault and domestic violence crimes in 2021, which represents a more than 400% increase from the 208 in 2020.
Sixty homicide or manslaughter convictions were attributed to illegal immigrants in 2021, a 1,900% increase from the previous year.
Driving under the influence convictions rose 347% from 364 to 1,629, and illegal possession of or trafficking of drugs rose 453% from 386 to 2,138.
[…]U.S. Customs and Border Protection says that officials apprehended 10,763 “criminal noncitizens” in fiscal year 2021, which marks an increase of over 300% from previous years.
Now, when I bring this up with Democrats, they say “what evidence do you have that illegal immigrants commit more crimes than citizens”. That’s the wrong question. The right question is “how many American taxpayers would be the victims of illegal immigrant criminals if there were not allowed across the border?” And the answer to that is ZERO. Which is what it should be.
We already have a system to let in legal immigrants. If those legal immigrants commit crimes, they are immediately deported. That’s a system that works.