Mark Figley: Biden’s bad policy at the border

America’s southern border has been an abomination for decades, but it’s now worse than it’s ever been. Tucker Carlson recently summed it up when he said, “Our country is on the brink of collapse with tens of millions of people who shouldn’t be here. We don’t know their identities or the purpose of their being here. It’s stuff that could destroy the country.” Literally.

Democrats like to pretend that they’re concerned about illegal immigration, especially the closer we get to the 2024 presidential election. And while Democratic mayors in Chicago and New York City feign alarm and blame Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for busing loads of illegals to their fine sanctuary cities, it’s laughable they never express the same wrath to their open borders president who says he’s trying to get a handle on it. News flash, he’s not folks!

In fact, under the watch of President Joe Biden, not all illegals are Mexicans crossing the border on foot. As of September 2023, the Center For Immigration Studies reported that more than 221,000 people from Haiti, Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua took advantage of Joe’s direct-flight parole program to entirely bypass the border and be delivered straight to their city of choice.

This isn’t simple coincidence for a president who wants access to an entire new voting bloc to ensure Democrat electoral supremacy for decades to come. The question is, how many more have utilized this or similar programs since September? Old Joe is so enamored with the process that he introduced the Customs and Border Patrol One app to help the illegals request “advance travel authorizations.” What a guy!

Of course, this was supposed to be a secret coming from a guy who talks so much about transparency. Although, sadly, the fliers do have to pay their own fares.

Meanwhile, record numbers of illegals continue to pour over the southern border on the ground (as well as an increasing number from Canada). In December alone, border agents encountered over 302,000 people, enough to fill Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor almost three times. Hundreds of thousands of them are military-age men contributing to the spike in criminal activity and violence across America.

The Daily Mail has reported that Venezuelan ex-communist security forces, gang leaders and state-run militias have established themselves across Miami, Chicago and Dallas. Such groups not only recruit young males coming to America illegally but terrorize those who have come here to escape such activity back home. But Uncle Joe has casually ignored the carnage.

This invasion continues unabated and is meant to demoralize those who love America’s traditions. Lost in the mayhem is the number of terrorists who have embedded themselves into American communities large and small, waiting for just the right moment to strike.

Yet states like Texas and Florida encounter sheer resistance from the federal government whenever they attempt to strike back at the illegal scourge. This was shown most recently when the government asked the Supreme Court to allow the Border Patrol to remove barbed wire installed by Texas authorities along the border.

It isn’t at all surprising with a Democratic Party intent on creating chaos across the spectrum, undermining the rule of law and dedicated to creating a massive new voter base to cement its power into the next century.

America is now adding a state the size of Alabama to its population annually through illegal immigration. This is the gift that keeps on giving, thanks to the party of Biden.

Most Americans understand that this package is incendiary as they sit back and watch their country burn one log at a time. For those who are confused, wake up! Your country is being purposely destroyed before your very eyes by a president and his believers who think they can actually get away with it. The only question is how much closer will they be by election time?

Mark Figley is a political activist and guest columnist from Elida. His column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Lima News editorial board or AIM Media, owner of The Lima News.