Despite every attempt by Team Biden to deflect, dissemble, disinform or blame Trump, it is almost impossible for impartial observers to ignore how President Biden’s radical immigration policies created the current border catastrophe. But for those who still refuse to accept the facts, a Washington think tank has created a very persuasive ‘data tracker’ to highlight the Biden policies fueling the illegal migrant surge.
With this tool, the cause and effect becomes fairly clear.
As part of its ‘Data Visualization’ effort, the Heritage Foundation recently produced a color-coded ‘data tracker’ to quickly and easily identify actions taken by the Biden Administration in 22 areas of immigration policy, and contrast them to efforts by Team Trump. It will be continuously updated as Team Biden takes more actions.
Many of Biden’s actions directly overturned or reversed actions and policies taken by former President Trump to secure the border and create a more orderly flow and process for legal immigration. These Biden policies quickly forced through in the past two months, and simply the anticipation of these highly publicized policies since Biden’s election, are the primary cause of the surge and border crisis.
As Heritage notes:
The border security that President Trump built, President Biden has quickly torn down. Trump put Americans first with immigration policies that secured the border, enforced our laws, and brought integrity back to our immigration system. President Biden has quickly dismantled those effective policies, opened the border, stopped immigration enforcement, and brought chaos to our immigration system, prioritizing illegal aliens over Americans.
The 22 areas of immigration policy covered by the Heritage ‘data tracker’ include:
- Building the Border Wall
- Migrant Protection Protocols
- Asylum Cooperative Agreements
- Safe Third Country Rule
- Stopping Birth Tourism
- Barring Criminal Aliens from Asylum
- Sanctuary Jurisdictions
- Refugee Settlement in States and Localities
These, and the rest of the 22 areas in the graphic tables, are then broken down into four color-coded categories identifying how they stand under Biden versus under Trump:
- No Change (gray)
- Changes Proposed or Under Review (yellow)
- Partially Revoked (orange)
- Revoked (red)
When you click on each category it provides a brief description of the policy and how it has been changed or eliminated by President Biden. From this fact-based table and data effort, it is clear how the Biden efforts have quickly promoted the current surge and crisis.
To see for yourself – Go to ‘Biden Administration’s Border Catastrophe—A Policy Tracker.’