Perpetuating the state leadership’s never-ending quest to prove that rewarding bad behavior results in more of it, a number of sheriffs around California have taken it upon themselves to go beyond the state’s already stringent sanctuary policies that protect criminal aliens.
In November, President Biden hosted a meeting with his regional counterparts, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico. The meeting took place amid a raging crisis along the border the United States shares with Mexico, but oddly, according to a White House spokesperson, immigration and border security were not among the topics the three leaders discussed.
The Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), colloquially known as ‘Remain in Mexico,’was a highly effective Trump-era policy that deterred fraudulent asylum seekers from attempting to reach the U.S. While it was in place, less than 1 percent of those who were returned to Mexico won their asylum cases – compelling evidence of the scope of the abuse of our asylum laws.
Under a proposed settlement to a lawsuit brought by advocacy groups on behalf of adults and children who were separated while attempting to enter the country illegally, thousands of migrants could collect as much as $450,000 for an individual or up to $1 million per family in “damages.” In total, the cost to taxpayers could reach $1 billion. Amid a surge of illegal migration in 2019, the Trump administration implemented a “zero tolerance” policy that included removing minors from the custody of adults who accompanied them when they were apprehended.
We live in an age of superlatives. Pretty much every time Congress acts, adjectives such as “biggest” or “most expensive” are applied. Therefore, it hardly came as a surprise when the Democratic controlled House of Representatives voted to include the biggest and most expensive illegal alien amnesty in their so-called Build Back Better (BBB) bill (H.R. 5376) – a $1.75 trillion social spending package that, according to Wharton Business School, will actually cost $4.25 trillion.