By any standard you wish to apply, a humanitarian crisis is underway on the US border with Mexico. People are dying. Detainees are being held in horrendous conditions. The unwillingness of the Biden bunch to even pretend to care about the crisis, the deaths of illegals, or the economic and social harm being done by the tsunami of migrants overwhelming the nation’s ability to control its own borders is having the effect of attracting still more people into trying to cross the border illegally. The latest big-brain idea, paying Central Americans to stay in their home countries, will have the utterly predictable effect of providing still more would-be illegals with the financial resources to hire a coyote [the human trafficker, not the canine] to shepherd them to the US border.
Back in March, Biden assigned Kamala Harris to lead the efforts of federal agencies to manage or at least reduce the mismanagement of the border crisis.
President Joe Biden has tapped Vice President Kamala Harris to lead the White House effort to tackle the migration challenge at the U.S. southern border and work with Central American nations to address root causes of the problem.
Biden made the announcement as he and Harris met at the White House on Wednesday with Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandra Mayorkas and other immigration advisers to discuss the increase in migrants, including many unaccompanied minors, arriving at the border in recent weeks.
In delegating the matter to Harris, Biden is seeking to replicate a dynamic that played out when he served as President Barack Obama’s vice president. Obama turned to Biden in his first term to lead the White House effort to draw down U.S. troops in Iraq and oversee implementation of stimulus in response to the Great Recession.
“When she speaks, she speaks for me,” Biden said, noting her past work as California’s attorney general makes her specially equipped to lead the administration’s response.
Biden, who has faced stiff criticism from Republicans over the increased flow of migrants, is hoping to show Americans he’s taking the situation
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