77 Congressional Democrats Say 300,000 Illegal Aliens a Month is Not Enough!
A few days after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revealed (late on a Friday night, hoping no one would notice) that more than 300,000 migrants entered the country illegally in December, 77 House and Senate Democrats dashed off an irate letter to President Biden to express their misgivings about his border and immigration policies. Apparently, in their estimation, our borders are still not open enough.
As communities along the border report that they are “on the brink of collapse,” and $400 a night luxury hotel rooms in Manhattan are filled to capacity with ungrateful migrants, nearly 30 percent of congressional Democrats want the administration to stop border enforcement altogether.
Specifically, far-left Democrats want President Biden to halt the use of Title 42, under which a scant 20 percent of the 251,487 migrants encountered at the border in December were returned to Mexico – which means about 200,000 were released into the United States. And those figures do not even include the 70,000 or so “gotaways” who disappeared into the country. “We are therefore distressed by the deeply inconsistent choice to expand restrictions on asylum seekers after your administration determined it was no longer necessary for public health. Title 42 circumvents domestic law and international law,” they complain.
The Democratic lawmakers also expressed their consternation about a proposed DHS rule that would require people claiming to be fleeing political persecution to seek asylum in the first safe country they arrive in after leaving their homelands. “We are further concerned by the administration’ announcement that it will be issuing a proposed rulemaking in the coming days that would require asylum seekers to first apply for asylum in a transit country instead of allowing them to seek their legal right to asylum at our southern border,” they write. In other words, open borders Democrats are not satisfied with migrants being protected from claimed persecution. Rather they insist that they must be admitted to this country.
The 77 signatories applauded President Biden for his abuse of parole power to allow 30,000 otherwise inadmissible Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans to enter the country each month. But even that does not go far enough for them because it includes requirements for migrants, or their sponsors, to cover their own travel and other costs.
But perhaps most offensive, on the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the letter draws comparisons between the flood of economic migrants crashing our borders and those fleeing the Nazi onslaught in the 1930s and 1940s – an obnoxious comparison invoked by President Biden himself. “In your announcement of the parole program, you acknowledged that seeking asylum is a human right and harkened back to the Jewish refugees arriving on our shores to seek safety from the horrors of Nazi persecution during the Holocaust.”
The letter leaves little doubt that, for at least 30 percent of Democrats serving in Congress, the only immigration policy they will support is unrestricted immigration and completely open borders.