White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said during a press briefing on Friday that it was “not constructive” for President Joe Biden to visit the nation’s southern border.
When asked why Biden has never visited the southern border, Psaki responded, “What would you like him to do at the southern border?” Psaki asked. “And what impact do you think that would have on the policies?”
Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked, “Why doesn’t he want to go?”
“I don’t think it’s an issue of wanting to go; I think it’s an issue of what’s most constructive to address what we see as a challenging situation at the border and a broken immigration system,” Psaki said.
Seriously? If Biden is making decisions based on what is most constructive, maybe he would not have canceled the border wall on day one of his presidency. If Biden was trying to be constructive, maybe he’d send help to protect the border rather than complain about the help that is at the border.
Psaki’s “constructive” claim is about the worst excuse possible for allowing the nation’s border to be overrun. If constructive means helpful, it’s clear that what Biden is doing about the border is not helping.
Trump was the one who said all Biden had to do was stick to the policies he had already put into place on immigration. He was more right than most people knew. By using Title 42 to keep immigrants out due to the threat of COVID, most illegal immigrants could be turned away immediately.
In addition, Trump’s Remain in Mexico policy kept immigrants from Mexico in their home nation until a hearing instead of allowing catch and release, a practice Trump ended since only about 10% of migrants showed up for their immigration hearings.
But if you look at where 15,000 migrants entered the U.S. at Del Rio, you’ll notice something that was not there. What was it? A wall. If a wall was on the other side of the river, that event would not have happened. In fact, it stopped as soon as a wall of cars was placed there.
If Biden wants to do something constructive, he could just resign. At the very least, he could enforce existing laws at the border. If not, the “do what is constructive” argument is working just as well as Biden’s policies are doing to stop illegal immigration.