"The crux of Biden’s dilemma: The promise of a gentler, more humane immigration policy was central to his campaign — but that very message has prompted an influx that the administration is finding hard to control." https://t.co/gsXUltHY0d— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) March 16, 2021
how it started: how it’s going: pic.twitter.com/o7r2yV2Lka— Mrs. Brassenstein (@MBrassenstein) March 16, 2021
The Biden administration came in guns blazing and delivered on their promise to merge immigration policy with wokeness, open borders, multiple amnesties and impractical leftwing slogans like “Abolish ICE.” The result was entirely predictable and will be devastating for the Democrats.
“The poll findings, based on surveys conducted before and after Donald Trump’s presidency, show that Republicans are becoming more unified around the former president’s hardline views on immigration, even as the rest of the country has become more welcoming.
Seventy-seven percent of Republicans said in a Feb. 18-24 poll that they want more fencing along the southern border with Mexico, up six points from 2015. And 56% do not want illegal immigrants to have a path to citizenship, which is up 18 percentage points from a 2018 survey.
Republicans are increasingly expressing deep concerns about immigration as waves of unaccompanied children and families continue to show up at the U.S.-Mexico border. …”
Democratic voters got what they wanted.
The Republicans are milking this gift horse for all it is worth. The sheer number of illegal aliens arriving at this border this year is expected to reach the highest level in 20 years. This influx will likely be worse than the 2014 migrant crisis that created the populist backlash that Trump rode to power.
This is how the Republicans are going to rile up and hold Trump voters, infuriate Independents and make deeper inroads into the “Latinx” vote. Rep. Henry Cuellar is on FOX News all the time now blasting his fellow Democrats. It is wall to wall coverage in rightwing media of Joe’s border crisis.
Does anyone remember this moment in the first Democratic debate?
Does anyone remember when Joe said that illegal aliens shouldn’t be stopped when trying to cross the border? They’re saying he promised them this in Central America now.
Does anyone remember when Joe made good on his promise and sent his amnesty to Congress on Day One? Does that have anything to do with the rush on the border?
Does anyone remember when Joe overturned the Remain in Mexico policy that was working and Joe’s DHS implemented the promised 180 day pause on deportations of illegal aliens?
Note: This crisis on the border and the 24/7 coverage of it is more effective at persuading people we are right than anything people like us could say or do. Joe is a better salesman for our politics than all of us combined. In addition to this, he has also gone full woke on race relations. White people are perpetrators of systematic racism. It is shifting public opinion across a range of issues in our direction.