The Real Reason Biden Put Vice President Kamala Harris in Charge of Border Crisis
President Joe Biden has put Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of the nation’s efforts to address the surge of illegal immigrants crossing America’s southern border. The president made the announcement during a White House meeting on Wednesday alongside Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra.
Biden claims to take the immigration issue seriously by assigning it to VP Harris. However, others suggest the president is avoiding responsibility by delegating the problem. Political leaders from both parties and even the president of Mexico have attacked Biden’s policies as the source of the immigration problem.
Harris is expected to meet with leaders in Mexico. She will also communicate with leaders in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, the three nations of the Northern Triangle that serve as the source of most illegal immigrants coming across America’s southern border.
The spike in illegal immigrants during Biden’s administration comes as he faces criticism from both Republicans and Democrats. Even the president of Mexico has blamed the current immigration crisis on Biden’s rhetoric and policy changes.
During Biden’s first week in office, the president signed executive orders to stop most deportations for 100 days, as well as a second order ending construction of Trump’s border wall, ending thousands of American jobs and harming the nation’s border security.
In addition, the Biden administration has reinstated the Obama era catch-and-release policy, a measure that allows apprehended illegal immigrants freedom within America until their hearing, of which over 90% do not show up for. Trump had ended this policy, striking a deal with Mexico to keep illegal immigrants outside of the U.S. until a hearing.
In just two months as president, Biden’s policies have led to more than 15,000 unaccompanied minor immigrants to be placed into Border Patrol custody. More than 100,000 illegal immigrants crossed the southern border in February alone.
The current immigration spike has led to a pace that will pass one million illegal immigrants by the end of 2021. That’s more people than live in several of America’s states.
Where is this immigration crisis headed? According to Democrats, the plan is to enact legislation to allow illegal immigrants to stay, as well as to create a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants, importing millions of new voters who will most likely favor Democrats in future elections.
If anyone is wondering why Harris taking the lead on immigration, all you need to do is look ahead to November 2024. Harris will most likely be running as the first female president of color, looking to the Hispanic vote to help carry her to victory. She’ll claim to support the voice of the immigrant and people of color, offering to lead the nation during troubling times. This is Biden’s true purpose for putting her in charge—set her up to run in 2024.
If she runs against Trump in 2024, it will be the comeback president story against the first female president of color. The narrative will make a Trump victory even more challenging than his COVID-19 battle against Biden’s basement campaign, meaning conservatives will need an even strong voting response to help Make America Great Again.