I may not necessarily be an “average” citizen, as I’m also a Texan and living in a state directly affected daily by what is happening on our border with Mexico gives me a closer insight into the impact of present policy more than someone living in a non-border state. I consider myself to be average in every other way.
A lot has been said about the current administration’s policies being directly responsible for the increased flow of Fentanyl into the United States and the deaths that increase has caused, insofar as illegal immigrants being the direct reason for the rising numbers. Facts show that the majority of Fentanyl entering the United States is smuggled in by our own citizens through legal ports of entry in coordination with cartels and transnational criminal groups.
Those facts normally fail to mention that the drain on resources caused by the enormous influx of those seeking asylum is also hugely responsible. Agents who might otherwise be concentrating on investigating drug trafficking are dealing with inordinate numbers of migrants.
Here are a few facts you might find interesting. I did at least. Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris as his running partner in early August of 2020. He then, after inauguration in 2021, named her in March of the same year to lead efforts to slow migration across the U.S.-Mexico border. As of today, I fail to see that that was an intelligent choice, as it doesn’t seem that she’s done anything at all to accomplish the task she was given.
What’s interesting about that? On June 18th of 2020, just a little shy of two months before being chosen as Biden’s running mate and nine months before being given the job of exercising control over the southern border. Bill S.4011 Immigration Enforcement Moratorium Act was introduced by Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts. There were four co-sponsors of this bill, one of which was Kamala Harris, then Democratic senator from California. The bill has gone no further since its introduction, but the text of the bill is what makes this interesting, particularly in light of one of its co-sponsors being put at the helm of border control.
You can click on the highlighted link in the paragraph above to read the bill in its entirety, but I’ll post a few of the highlights here.
- Immigration enforcement activities needlessly endanger public health.
- Continued arrests and apprehensions prevent immigrant communities from (A) accessing necessary services for their health and well being (B) risk increasing the immigration detention population at a time when the number of people in immigration detention must urgently be reduced.
- Department of Homeland Security medical experts estimate that between 75 and 100 percent of the people detained in many immigration detention centers across the country may contract COVID–19 unless such centers are drastically depopulated.
- The National Association of Immigration Judges, a union of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement trial attorneys, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association have all urged the Department of Justice to cease all in-person removal proceedings, citing expert guidance that continuing in-person removal proceedings during the pandemic is “irresponsible”.
- Expulsions at the border— (A) violate longstanding, congressionally mandated protections for asylum-seekers; and (B) fail to protect public health;
- IN GENERAL.—Except as provided in subsection (d), during a public health emergency, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall suspend all immigration enforcement-related activities in the United States, including— (A) removals of noncitizens from the United States; (B) arrests and apprehensions by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or U.S. Customs and Border Protection of noncitizens who are physically present in the United States; (C) required meetings with Enforcement and Removal Operations (commonly known as “ICE check-ins”); (D) service of Notices to Appear; and (E) referrals for prosecution under section 275 or 276 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1325 and 1326).
- INDIVIDUALS IN DETENTION WHO HAVE RECEIVED REMOVAL ORDERS.—Notwithstanding section 241 (a)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1231 (A) individuals in detention who have received removal orders shall be released on orders of supervision.
I could go on but you get the gist, don’t you? You can relate this to the pandemic all you like and label me as a conspiracy theorist, but I know how to add. Read the entire bill and be thankful it’s never gotten past the introduction, but it doesn’t really matter anyway, does it? They’ve pretty much done all the things written there without the benefit of it becoming law. No wonder they’re trying to keep this whole Covid thing going.
Oh yes, let’s not forget the following:
And this- Criminal Noncitizen Statistics Fiscal Year 2023
Just an opinion from an average citizen.