Devious Design: Left’s “Solutions” to Border Crisis Simply Perpetuate Problem They Created
Sometimes problems become so monumental that the only answer seems to be to throw up one’s hands, surrender, and make the best of it. This approach is usually ill-advised, but the truth is that humans can withstand relentless attacks only so long before they give in, give up, and/or let someone else take control. The radical left depends on this phenomenon, known in these circles as the tactic of “flooding the zone.” As such, and over many years, they have methodically supported, encouraged, and all but manufactured a border crisis of staggering proportions — 9 million illegal aliens crossing America’s open borders in just the last three years. Then, not letting the “crisis go to waste” those same folks are now hoping a beleaguered public will finally capitulate to their leftist “solutions” which, in reality, are duplicitously designed to normalize public acceptance of mass migration, and further incentivize future flows.
Creating, compounding, and capitalizing on a crisis, while excoriating any dissent by means of censorship, is the strategy of persuasion used by elitist mass immigration advocates, and one aided by complicit allies. America’s national and local media, along with leading “think tanks,” all in perfect unity, have recently torqued up their advocacy for fixing our nation’s immigration crisis, packaging their recommendations euphemistically and corruptly as “immigration reform.” To be clear, their term has nothing to do with enforcing laws and reinstating order. Instead, the radical left’s approach to solving the border crisis is removing statutory limits on immigration, granting immediate work permits to all who come regardless of status, and amnestying those who previously came illegally. For them, it’s the perfect solution because it simply extends a crisis that fuels endless flows of new government-dependent arrivals.
Never mind the resulting population explosion, labor market destabilization, and wage collapse, erosion of the rule of law (only the bedrock of our democracy), resource depletion, ongoing national security threats, and overall national decline.
At a stage of crisis needing serious discussion of enforcement, limits, consequences, and national interests, sadly America’s national media have instead chosen to carry the elitist message of accommodating and rewarding illegal crossings.
- In a recent New York Times Editorial Board piece, the current border crisis is inexplicably regarded, not as a moment when laws need to be urgently enforced, but as an opportunity for “Congress to raise the level of legal immigration by increasing the quotas for employment visas and other categories that allow people to come to the United States… Those targets have been too low for too long. The country has already seen the consequences of keeping legal immigration artificially low.”
- Two weeks after the governor of Massachusetts declared a state of emergency in response to the crushing number of arriving migrants, the Boston Globe is now endorsing what they think is a clever idea: If city leaders will just treat asylum seekers and migrants as independent contractors, they can very well adjust municipal licensing rules to allow them to work – ignoring the fact that doing so would attract thousands more.
- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce – dependably the “more immigration is better” broken record that gets a lot of airplay on national media — laments that, “America’s woefully inadequate immigration system is directly contributing to the worker shortage crisis and hindering American business operations. …outdated visa caps don’t meet the needs of today’s economy.”
- Even the Texas Tribune is part of the chorus of parrots – odd given that of 2.2 million illegal crossings so far this year, 1.1 million of them were on the Texas-Mexico border…putting their readers at ground zero for adverse impact. No matter, its recent article endorses a new Cato Institute report called “Why Legal Immigration is Nearly Impossible” showing that “of the 158 million people across the world who wanted to move to the U.S. in 2018, 32 million started the process to become legal permanent residents — and 1 million were successful.” In other words, not everyone got a trophy which means that all now should.
TRUE immigration reformers see the far left’s immigration tactic for what it is; a long-term campaign of fomenting chaos by promoting and permitting mass, unregulated immigration, then exploiting that by suggesting mass migration is inevitable and must be accommodated.
It’s best never to take advice on how to fix something from someone who had a hand in breaking it initially. It may very well be true they broke it intentionally… and want to stay that way.