ANALYSIS – President Joe Biden hasn’t only reversed former President Trump’s stricter and effective immigration and border security policies, he is enacting the most radical and sweeping immigration plan in U.S. history. These radical, and likely unconstitutional, policies have immediately created a massive border crisis, unprecedented in decades, but their impact will extend well beyond the current chaos and dangers.
President Trump’s top White House adviser on immigration, Stephen Miller, in a recent interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox News, called Biden’s policies “madness.” He explained in detail how Biden’s immigration agenda, mostly enacted through executive action rather than legislation, would “fundamentally erase the very essence of America’s nationhood.”
In the interview Bartiromo noted that Miller has studied immigration issues for more than a decade as a congressional staffer in the House and the Senate before joining the Trump administration.
Miller then says:
The reason why I have studied immigration so closely is because it’s so fundamental to what it is to be a nation, the right of the people living in a country to decide who enters that country, on what conditions, for how long, and how to establish national boundaries and borders. That’s fundamental to what it means to be a country. The legislation put forward by President Biden and congressional Democrats would fundamentally erase the very essence of America’s nationhood. For the first time, I believe in human history, this legislation proposes sending applications to previously deported illegal immigrants and giving them the chance to reenter the country on a rapid path to citizenship. This is unheard of.
These are the people that ICE officers, at great time and expense, found, large numbers of them with criminal records, returned to their home countries at taxpayer expense. And now we’re going to have the secretary of state and homeland security mailing applications for readmission and amnesty to previously deported illegal immigrants? This is madness.
Now, this is on top of the fact that the current administration has already dismantled border security, canceling President Trump’s historic agreements with Mexico and with the Northern Triangle countries, restoring catch and release, and, additionally, gutting interior enforcement, issuing a memo preventing ICE from removing the vast majority of criminal illegal immigrants that it encounters.
Baritromo also showed a clip of Ken Paxton, the Republican Attorney General of Texas who has sued the Biden administration over his radical agenda. In the clip Paxton argued Biden’s actions are unconstitutional and circumventing U.S. law. He said:
These were laws put in place by elected representatives basically requiring that, if you come here illegally and you’re caught, that you would be deported. And he [Biden] basically said, no, we’re not going to do that anymore. The border is open. You can stay. And we’re not going to deport you.
And you can see what’s happening. We’re having people come in from other countries through Central America. They believe that he has opened the border for them. And I think most Americans believe that he’s opened the border. That’s not just a change in policy. That’s a change in law.