[September 27, 2021] Joe Biden condemned border agents stopping Haitian migrants from illegally entering the United States near Del Rio, Texas. What were the agents doing that deserves such harsh criticism from the country’s most senior law enforcement person? The answer, they were enforcing the law and followed existing legal methods and procedures. And, for that, they were stabbed in the back.
“It was horrible what you see, what you saw — to see people treated like they did, with horses barely running them over and people being strapped. It’s outrageous, I promise you, those people will pay,” – Joe Biden, September 24, 2021
It is self-evident that leaders have the back of those who work for them. Unless something is done that is illegal, immoral, or unethical; you back them with all your energy. The opposite is what Joe Biden is doing. There is even a name for what he’s doing, throwing people “under the bus.”
There is an investigation underway, and there will undoubtedly be consequences all right but not the kind that Joe Biden has in mind. First, Biden’s comments send the wrong message at home and abroad: we condone illegal behavior and punish those who enforce our laws. Second, if you want to enter the United States illegally, “no problem, come on in, and we’ll give you subsidized healthcare, food, shelter, and money.”
We have to ask the question, “What is the immigration policy of the United States?” Our laws say one thing, but action by Joe Biden says another. This is abysmal leadership in action. If any leader wants to make changes to rules, policies, or regulations, there is an acceptable process to do so. In the U.S., any changes in immigration law must go through Congress. Joe Biden did not.
Such action means that a President can change any U.S. law at will, without even an Executive Order, by just saying it is so. Of course, this is a dangerous precedent, and there should be an immediate pushback by the media, academia, politicians, and citizens. Sadly, that did not happen, and Biden is getting away with the most significant change in U.S. law in history.
Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas took away border patrol horses and put these riders on desk duty pending findings in this so-called “investigation.” Biden has already decided the outcome. Now Mayorkas is stuck between Biden’s announcement convicting the border agents and due-process, which will surely exonerate the men. Mayorkas and Biden stabbed border agents in the back. This is not what real leaders do. Mayorkas should know better.
Agents I spoke to at the border say we are seeing the Keystone Cops in action. A lot of energy is being expended in the pursuit of failure. Chaos on wheels. These agents were stabbed in the back. Anyone not seeing this probably has a hard time chewing gum and walking at the same time.
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