Even some top Democrats from Texas are arguing against President Biden’s reversal of Trump’s border security measures.
They say Biden is causing a surge of illegal immigration, and bringing in dangerous criminals, dependent migrants and potential COVID-19 spreaders.
Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar told Axios, “You just can’t say, ‘Yeah, yeah, let everybody in’ — because then we’re affected down there at the border.” He said, “The bad guys know how to market this,” and human smugglers will use the change in policy to convince migrants to come here. He hopes Biden will continue the Trump-era public health order to expel illegal migrants, at least until the pandemic ends – but since it was a Trump order, Biden has no choice but to mindlessly reverse it and never mind the consequences.
These Democrats are warning Biden that his immigration orders will be “catastrophic for our party, for our country.” It’s telling that they listed “party” before “country.” Maybe they hope he’ll actually care about that.