Joe Biden’s border policy would be comical if it weren’t so destructive and tragic. He in effect tells would-be immigrants, “Please don’t come but, if you do, we’ll let you in and let you stay.”
Predictably, they do come, they do get let in, and they do stay. Put another way, they come, they see and they conquer — all at the implicit invitation of the president. How long before they get dinner at the White House?
Millions come. Border towns are overrun. Sanitation is bad. Conditions are horrendous, filthy and unprecedented.
Twenty-six state governors begged Biden to take time out from (another) vacation to discuss the matter. On behalf of the American people they represent, the governors asked that our immigration laws be enforced – that these illegal immigrants be prevented from committing their illegal act of entering and staying in the United States, not to mention whatever additional illegal acts they may commit once they’re here. Biden ignored the governors.
A few reporters have shouted out questions to Biden about the disaster. His reply was that he wanted to ride his bicycle
The mainstream media (assuming CNN and MSNBC are not fringe elements these days) mostly ignore the border debacle because the president responsible for it is a Democrat. Compare their sparse coverage of the terrible border situation under this Democrat with their incessant coverage of the better border under his Republican predecessor. But even the media is finally taking notice of the problem.
But still, the immigrants come, they see and they conquer. Because the president invites them to.
Except Haitians. Haitians were slow to the border but are quickly making up lost ground. Thousands are now at the border on the U.S. side living in squalor under a bridge. They apparently don’t get to stay, however. Biden is flying them back to Haiti.
Why? Why do the illegal Mexican and Central American immigrants get to come, see and conquer while the illegal Haitian immigrants come, see and get sent home?
The reasons are related and troubling. One, the Mexican and Central American illegals have on their side powerful American Hispanic activists (but generally not ordinary Hispanics). Hispanic activists are a potent political force. Democrats including this president kowtow to them.
Haitians, in contrast, have no such political lobby. Haitians are almost all black but American black activists have little use for them, just as they have little use for Africans. Maybe that’s because black Haitians and black Africans desperate to come to America to live and work are inconvenient to American black activists’ narrative that America is a horribly anti-black racist place.
The second reason is more basic. White suburban liberals are OK with illegal Hispanics since their skin color is pretty white and they do a good job cleaning suburban bathrooms. But black Haitians, unlike American blacks, have relatively little white blood in them. They tend to be very black and they don’t do bathrooms. They scare white suburban liberals.
Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying the illegal Haitians should be allowed to stay. No how, no way. I favor immigration and I like immigrants but only the legal kind. Nations without borders become non-nations.
What I’m saying is that the illegal Mexicans and Central Americans should not be allowed to stay either. Nor should other illegals, whether white, black, brown or any other color. Singling out people for deportation on the basis of their race is racist.