Homeland Security – As predicted by critics, Joe Biden appears intent on endangering U.S. security, and the rule of law, by radically reversing Trump immigration policies that finally created a lawful, orderly process to counter the earlier chaos at U.S. borders and in the nation’s immigration laws.
After pledging to dramatically increase the number of refugees admitted into the U.S. from 15,000 under President Trump to 125,000 per year, Joe Biden also pledged to end the Trump travel ban on nations considered to be centers of terrorism.
But now presumptive President-elect Biden is going even further on the immigration front, planning to give amnesty to well over 11 million illegal aliens already in the country, regardless of their length of stay. Biden’s announcements make it even more imperative that the GOP retain control of the U.S. Senate to block radical Biden proposals such as these.
During an NBC News interview on Tuesday evening, reported the Daily Wire, Joe Biden announced that he will immediately move to give citizenship to millions of illegal aliens once he gets into office in two months. “I’m going to make a commitment in the first 100 days, I will send an immigration bill to the United States Senate with a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people in America,” Biden said.
“Undocumented people” is the Left’s politically correct, and misleading, term for illegal alien, or unlawful immigrant.
This radical proposal was swiftly met with outrage by Republican lawmakers warning the plan would lead to a surge of migrants rushing to get into the U.S. to benefit from the amnesty. Critics also argue that the number given amnesty under Biden’s radical proposal would top 15 million, far more than the 11 million cited by Biden.
U.S. Senator Tom Cotton, Republican from Arkansas, said, according to The Washington Times, “Joe Biden said last night he is going to submit an amnesty bill for 15 million immigrants in the first 100 days. That is probably going to unleash a surge towards our border of people trying to get in before that bill is introduced.”
The Washington Times reported that the Senator also criticized Alejandro Mayorkas, Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as the wrong pick. Mayorkas, who worked at DHS under Obama-Biden, has a controversial past. He was found to have provided special benefits to rich Chinese nationals wanting to enter the country.
The Times noted that Senator Cotton cited a 2015 DHS inspector general’s report that found Mayorkas “created an appearance of favoritism and special access” over the way he handled the Employment-Based Fifth Preference (EB-5) program, “which gives residency preference to aliens who agree to invest in the U.S. economy to create jobs for U.S. Citizens.”
According to Senator Cotton, that special access provided by Mayorkas amounted to “selling citizenship to well-connected Chinese nationals on behalf of Democratic Party donors.” This, Cotton said, “is disqualifying to lead the Department of Homeland Security.”
Added to Biden’s other immigration proposals, his pick of Alejandro Mayorkas for DHS Secretary sends the clear signal that under a Joe Biden presidency, America will longer believe in borders or the rule of law.