A recent Quinnipiac University poll showed President Joe Biden’s approval numbers cratering among all constituencies.
From his role as the military’s commander-in-chief to overseeing the economy and more, the results were brutal. But the most startling numbers found the president’s lowest marks coming on immigration issues.
Despite corporate media’s best efforts to downplay or ignore the chaos in Texas, Biden’s mishandling of the southern border is producing anger across the political spectrum.
Fewer than one in four Americans back Biden’s approach to the migrant surge across the Mexico-United States border. A president cannot see numbers like these unless a portion of his base abandons him. That’s exactly what occurred. Only half of self-identified Democrats now support the White House on immigration issues.
Perhaps it’s because the White House’s policies are so antithetical to common sense and contradictory to American values. Pushing a partisan political narrative seems to come before actual concern or a strategy.
The southern border catastrophe recently was illustrated when a squalid facility was rapidly erected under an overpass in Del Rio, Texas, to temporarily house more than 10,000 migrants.
According to U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz, the mostly Haitian groups streamed over the border due to social media rumors that the crossing was effectively open. This idea didn’t exist before 2021 for a reason.
"I didn't even want to try" says Colombian migrants that crossed illegally into Yuma, Arizona when I asked if they attempted to come under the Trump administration. I also interviewed Nicaraguan migrants that crossed illegally into Yuma that shared the similar sentiment pic.twitter.com/WMaCI0n2SG
— Jorge Ventura Media (@VenturaReport) October 12, 2021
That’s because upon entering office, Biden hastily rolled back the Trump administration’s immigration actions. He halted deportations of certain non-citizens, ended the successful “remain in Mexico” program — though he may restore it in November — and most recently allowed nearly 200,000 migrants into the U.S.
NEW/THREAD: According to Border Patrol documents provided by a source, the federal gov has released over 70,000 illegal immigrants into the U.S. since August 6, including 31,977 released via parole (temp legal status, eligible for work permits).
94,570 released via NTR since 3/20 pic.twitter.com/ag5OMsYw27
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) October 13, 2021
To make matters more chaotic, earlier this week, a memo from embattled Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas ordered immigration enforcement officials to cease arrests of undocumented workers until mid-December.
In a telling episode last month, when a reporter photographed border-patrol officers on horseback dealing with migrants, the Biden administration finally paid attention. Of course it was only to blame hard-working federal employees for doing their dangerous jobs.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki called it “horrific and horrible,” even though the images quickly were proven misleading.
Last week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott joined nine other Republican governors in Mission, Texas, to present solutions. They denounced the administration’s haphazard approach to the humanitarian crisis, and for ignoring the influx of opioids and other narcotics due to open borders.
That same week, Vice President Kamala Harris, whom the administration laughably tapped to lead a response to the crisis, skipped a meeting on the subject between U.S. and Mexican officials to instead visit a daycare facility and film videos with paid child actors.
Biden himself has still never visited the border, perhaps in his entire half-century political career.
Why is this happening? This White House surely seeks future Democrat voters, but more urgently, this administration is owned by radical immigration activists, and therefore seems insouciant to life-and-death issues.
Like with the Afghanistan debacle, or the current inflation woes and supply chain bottleneck, Team Biden tries to push through news cycles as each crisis erupts with vacuous bureaucratic lingo to distract.
The result, lo and behold, is an immoral policy that’s rightly angered everyone.
A.J. Kaufman is an Alpha News columnist. His work has appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Florida Sun-Sentinel, Indianapolis Star, Israel National News, Orange County Register, St. Cloud Times, Star-Tribune, and across AIM Media Midwest and the Internet. Kaufman previously worked as a school teacher and military historian.