Illegal immigration has been one of the issues that have been hurting President Joe Biden and the Democrats heading into the midterm elections. Now, it appears that Biden is doing something about it, something that he claimed he would never do.
Fox News reports that Biden has decided to finish construction on some parts of former President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) made the announcement this week.
The department said that it is looking to complete the border wall near the Morelos Dam in Arizona.
This area, according to officials is the third-busiest illegal-crossing site along the southern border. Border Patrol agents have had to stop migrants from entering at this point more than 160,000 times during the first six months of this year alone.
The sales job
Because Biden and the Democrats are getting hammered in the polls over illegal immigration, they need to do something about it. But, the problem is that Biden can’t let his open border followers know about it.
For this reason, both the DHS and the Biden White House are being very careful about how they explain what they are doing.
The DHS, for example, put it this way:
This area presents safety and life hazard risks for migrants attempting to cross into the United States where there is a risk of drownings and injuries from falls. This area also poses a life and safety risk to first responders and agents responding to incidents in this area.
In other words, the DHS seems to be suggesting that the wall isn’t being built to stop illegal immigration, rather it is being built to help keep illegal immigrants safe. The Biden White House made a different pitch.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed that Trump’s wall isn’t being built, but that the Biden administration is “cleaning up the mess the prior administration made.” Jean-Pierre added that “a border wall is an ineffective use of taxpayer dollars.”
Whatever it takes
Biden, as a presidential candidate, did promise not to build “another foot” of the southern border wall. Yet, now, he is doing just that.
Biden and the Democrats are really pulling out all of the stops in order to try to steal the midterm elections. The big question, though, will be whether this move earns more voters than Democrats it loses. We’ll see.