Resignations rock White House

President Joe Biden has seen his public approval ratings crater in recent months, particularly when it comes to immigration. A poll conducted this month By Quinnipiac University found that only 25 percent of Americans approve of how he has handed the issue.

However, it is not just members of the public who have lost faith in Biden’s ability to lead. According to Breitbart, chaos within his administration has lead to resignations at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). 

Breitbart contributor Edwin Mora wrote in an article on Friday that fallout from thousands of illegal Haitian migrants crossing into Texas last month has “laid bare the months-long internal rift between political appointees with vastly different views on immigration.”

The problem, Mora explained, is that “President Biden appointed progressives adverse to minimal enforcement of U.S. immigration laws and relatively ‘moderate’ advocates of using the law to deter future caravans of illegal aliens to high-level positions at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).”

Immigration observer warns that radicals would take charge of DHS

Robert Law serves as director of regulatory affairs and policy for the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), and he was quoted as telling Breitbart News that the ensuing tension has led to people from both sides stepping down.

“The DHS specific resignations were ‘moderate’ political appointees who tried to be the voice of reason but were rebuffed by the likes of [DHS Secretary Alejandro] Mayorkas and … the White House,” law explained.

“On the other hand, the non-DHS resignations I view as coming from the far left progressive end who are outraged by even token enforcement such as sending a small number of Haitians back to Haiti,” Law added.

Law was particularly concerned about the departure of more moderate officials as their absence would leave immigration policy in the hands of radicals.

He called the situation “troubling because the only appointees left are extremists who despise immigration enforcement and want to give the entire world’s population an immigration benefit here regardless of eligibility.”

Biden administration is resurrecting President Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy

Law is not the only one to point out the conflict, as Mora cited a report from BuzzFeed in September that documented the same phenomenon.

“To some, the first seven months of Biden’s administration have yielded a disjointed approach that pushes some progressive policies while favoring others that restrict immigration, especially at the border,” it stated.

On Friday, Fox News revealed that DHS is planning to re-implement the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” police, a rule under which those seeking asylum must remain on the Mexican side of the border while their applications are being processed.

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