On his first day in office, President Joe Biden canceled Donald Trump’s border wall. With this grandstanding, Biden hoped to send a message that Trump’s “cruelty” would no longer guide immigration policy. The world listened.
Weeks later, Biden is facing a historic and self-inflicted border crisis — and ever the fool, the Democrat president is continuing to put empty sentimentality before the national interest. If it can be believed, the Biden administration is spending millions of dollars a day to stop building the wall, Breitbart reported exclusively on Sunday.
Biden’s backward agenda
Although a 60-day pause ended Sunday, the wall remains in limbo as contractors wait for the final word from the federal government.
Throughout this time, the Biden administration is wasting about $6 million each day in unused materials and idling equipment, a top official at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told Breitbart.
Coming in the middle of an immigration surge, one would think Biden could find a better use of taxpayer money than leaving the border purposely unguarded.
It’s so backward it boggles the mind, but it’s also not surprising after weeks of moral preening that looks more absurd each day.
It all has come with a heavy cost, with border crossings approaching 20-year highs and some 5,000 children in Border Patrol facilities meant for adults, as CBS News reports.
Driving crisis with foolish policy
Still, Biden refuses to acknowledge a crisis is in progress. Rather than take ownership of the problem, the Biden team is sending out PR from La La Land blaming Trump for leaving them with a “broken” system.
The system must be “broken” in the sense that the border is currently “closed,” as DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas claims.
“The message is quite clear: Do not come. The border is closed. The border is secure,” he said Sunday, according to The Hill.
It’s one thing to assert that the border is under control, and another to actually secure it. With his decision to end the construction of Trump’s border wall and policies like Remain in Mexico, Biden has sent a clear message to migrants that he is not serious about enforcing the immigration laws.
With an administration so unwilling to protect its borders that it’s paying to not defend them, is the current rush really so surprising?