According to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, it’s time for the Biden administration to get involved in helping to clear up the crisis currently unfolding at the border.
Schumer made an appearance on “The View” Thursday and stated that the president’s administration is going to have to do a better job as illegal immigration at the southern border explodes.
Before you begin to get your hopes up that Schumer might be waking up, it’s important to note that he blames the current crisis on former President Donald Trump.
“[Biden] inherited a huge mess on immigration, and it’s not going to be cleaned up in a month,” Schumer said on the program. “He’s only been in office since Jan. 20 – about six weeks. His view of immigration is not like Donald Trump’s, who was nasty, negative, and horrible to immigrants.
“One of the problems with the Trump administration is that they had so much incompetence,” he added.
Schumer then stated that Biden officials are “rolling up their sleeves and working” on the immigration issue.
“I think it will get better in the next few months. If it doesn’t, I will go to them and say ‘You got to do better,'” Schumer told the hosts of “The View.” “And if they don’t, I will be public. But I got to give them a little bit of a chance because they inherited a big, big mess created by Donald Trump, whose views on immigrants just turned me off.”
The number of attempted illegal border crossings rose 28% in February, the first full month of the Biden administration.
Biden has stopped construction of the Trump-backed border wall and moved to strengthen protections for recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. His administration has also moved to place a 100-day pause on deportations, though a Texas court in late February indefinitely banned enforcement of the moratorium.
Biden’s immigration plan is the most radical that’s been proposed by any U.S. president, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said.
“He proposes every single illegal alien in the United States become an American citizen. Why? Because he believes the vast majority of them will vote Democrat. It’s all about politics,” Cruz stated during an appearance on Newsmax TV.
Former President Donald Trump has also put Biden and his administration on blast for causing all the issues at the southern border.
“The spiraling tsunami at the border is overwhelming local communities, depleting budgets, crowding hospitals, and taking jobs from legal American workers,” the former president said. “When I left office, we had achieved the most secure border in our country’s history. Under Biden, it will soon be worse, more dangerous, and more out of control than ever before. He has violated his oath of office to uphold our Constitution and enforce our laws.”
The bottom line here is the hypocrisy. Trump was slammed for allowing detention facilities for unaccompanied minors to stay open, but Biden is not receiving any criticism from the same left-wing media that verbally assaulted Trump on a daily basis.