Migration Crisis Overview: Americanists vs. Transformationists

Article subtitle: 
Biden’s immigration policy represents an existential conflict; at stake is our life or death as a self-governing republic.
Article author: 
John Fonte
Article publisher: 
American Greatness
Article date: 
October 22, 2021
Article category: 
Our American Future
Medium
Article Body: 

... The September surge of thousands of illegal Haitian border crossers from Chile and Brazil camped under an international bridge in Del Rio, Texas is simply the latest debacle in the never-ending migration crisis. Month after month, day after day, the border between the United States and Mexico becomes more porous, more chaotic, more lawless, and more violent. Nine months after January 20 there is no end in sight as record numbers of illegal migrants [illegal aliens] pour into the United States....

In Jackson County, Texas, Sheriff A. J. Louderback declares, “This is unparalleled and spectacularly larger than what we’ve ever seen before as far as the amount of people coming in.”...

Brandon Judd, the President of the National Border Patrol Council (the border patrol union) stated that the new administration’s policies and the resulting record-breaking massive influx of illegal immigration is preventing the border patrol from its primary mission which is securing the border and protecting the American people from the cartels, drug smugglers, and criminal aliens....

Most significantly, operational control of the border is no longer in American hands....  The cartels control the border now. It’s not even the Border Patrol. It’s not even the U.S. government.”....

Moreover, “catch and release” has become “processing” or “catch and bus” as thousands of migrants are quickly bussed (or flown secretly, “in the dead of night” as the New York Post put it) into the interior of the United States, without the consent or knowledge of local authorities....

Title 42 of the U.S. Code permits the government to expel migrants who are apprehended between ports of entry or those without a valid visa during health emergencies. Prior to the Biden Administration, in response to the COVID pandemic, Title 42 was in effect for all migrants....

In response to 9/11, Congress passed the Real ID Act in May 2005 to make it more difficult for illegal immigrants to board planes and enter government buildings....

... the illegal immigrants [illegal aliens] are coming to America’s open border not simply from Central America, but according to the New York Times from “more than 160 countries.”...

Why is the Biden Administration doing this? No doubt there are strictly partisan considerations.... the political transformation of California has suggested....

 In the migrant crisis of 2021, in this existential conflict between Americanists and Transformationists, that is exactly what is at stake—our life or death as a self-governing republic.