It took less than two months for Joe Biden’s softness on immigration to create a crisis on the Southern border. In contrast to Trump’s tough policies that brought stability, Biden has been doing everything possible to send a signal that illegal aliens are welcome in the United States. As a result, they have been flocking to the border in large numbers.
Illegal Immigration Has Soared This Year
The numbers at the border have been shocking. The illegal immigration totals this year have already surpassed 2018. If the numbers continue this way, they will surpass the total of the last three years combined. Clearly, this is shaping up to be a crisis that Biden does not have the toughness to handle.
In the last four months alone, border agents have apprehended nearly 300,000 people trying to illegally cross the border. For every arrest that these agents make, there is someone who gets through the border. People have been emboldened by the prospect of relaxed immigration enforcement after previously realizing that the consequences were too great to try it under Trump.
Democrats See an Electoral Problem on the Horizon
Not only has Biden reversed Trump’s successful policies, but he has also moved to the left of Barack Obama when it comes to illegal immigration. Even Democrats have been urging Biden to reverse course because they see the electoral disaster that scenes at the Southern border could cause.
This will come back to bite them in 2022. Illegal immigration has been and will be a losing political issue for the Democrats, and Biden has not learned that lesson. Perhaps had Democrats not gotten in the way of the wall, this problem would not be happening.