Thirty-three Republican House members sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Friday to demand answers regarding the border crisis, telling him that Americans are “fed up” with his false reassurances.
“The recent surge of illegal aliens entering the United States in Del Rio, Texas, demands that you finally give the border crisis that you created the attention it deserves,” the letter read.
“The American people are fed up with false reassurances that the border is closed,” it added.
The House members pointed the blame to Biden’s open border policies. “There is one main driver for the current surge of illegal immigration: your policies have left the border open,” the letter argued.
The lawmakers wrote that the border crisis is “directly linked” to Biden’s refusal to follow border laws. “The surge of aliens into Del Rio and the accompanying lawlessness that developed because of the surge is directly linked to your refusal to comply with [District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk’s] order,” the letter read.
Arizona Republican Rep. Andy Biggs, one of the signers, released a statement along with the letter.
“It is well past time for President Biden to acknowledge the border crisis that he has created and enforce laws to secure the border,” Biggs said.
“Biden has worked overtime to erase Trump administration policies and programs, like Remain in Mexico, that were securing our border and discouraging illegal immigration. We are demanding that the President provide Congress with accurate information about the extent of the border crisis so that we can understand the full impact of his open border policies,” he added.
Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy also tweeted his support as one of the signers of the letter. “Further delay in restarting MPP is harmful to the safety and sovereignty of our nation. Until you begin implementing policies to discourage illegal immigration, aliens will continue to surge across our border.”
He’s right. Even since the Del Rio border camp of 15,000 Haitians was shut down and about 2,000 were deported to Haiti, many Haitians have decided to take a different route, this time to Yuma, Arizona. Panama has announced 60,000 migrants have passed through its country, with most headed to the U.S.
Del Rio could be the first of many mass migrant movements along our border. The only way to deter the masses heading our way is to make it clear that showing up will get you arrested, deported or at least you will be blocked at the border.
So far, that has largely failed to happen. Letters are one step to help, but Republicans will have to do more than write to change the border crisis.
Ten GOP governors recently met at the border to discuss a plan to reduce illegal border crossings despite Biden’s failures. This may help some, but it will not be enough. If there is no way and no enforcement, we’ll need a massive National Guard buildup or similar force of strength to deter the masses headed toward out country.
Anything less will continue the ongoing crisis, a problem our nation cannot endure for long.