September 18, 2021

Biden finally admits border situation has escalated to ‘crisis’ level

After months of denial and obfuscation, political pressures have converged to force the Biden administration to finally acknowledge the seriousness of a disaster of its own making at the nation’s southern border.

As Fox News reports, President Joe Biden appeared to inadvertently confess that the overwhelming surge of migrants at the border is a “crisis” for the very first time on Saturday, using the escalating situation as justification for a controversial policy stance he took on another immigration-related issue just one day prior.

The president’s comments came during an exchange with reporters in Wilmington, Delaware when he attempted to explain an apparent policy reversal that had members of his own party fuming on Friday. That is when Biden signed an order that capped refugee admissions for this year at 15,000, a level set by former President Donald Trump, despite an earlier pledge to increase this year’s number to 62,500 and to raise the limit to 125,000 for the next fiscal year, as Politico noted.

Biden’s move drew the immediate ire of of immigrant advocates and Democrat lawmakers alike, with Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) lamenting, “Say it ain’t so, President Joe,” and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) calling the decision “unnaceptable” as well as “unconscionable,” as NPR noted. Jayapal joined Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) in demanding the previously promised increase in refugee admissions, calling the current limits “unacceptably draconian and discriminatory.”

The pressure felt from the left flank of his party on the issue of refugees prompted Biden to take the surprise step of referring to the deteriorating conditions at the southern border in starker terms than he has ever done before, saying:

We’re going to increase the number [of refugees]. The problem was that the refugee part was working on the crisis that ended up on the border with young people. We couldn’t do two things at once.

As Fox News noted, Biden and members of his administration have long refused to characterize the influx of migrants at the border as a “crisis,” instead calling it a “challenge” caused by Trump-era immigration policies. However, the sheer number of migrant encounters reported in the past month alone and the emergence of shocking evidence of the appalling conditions in which unaccompanied youth are being held have given lie to that portrayal.

Another possible reason for Biden’s unusual momentary candor on the border situation – and his decision to limit refugee admissions for the time being – comes from recent poll results suggesting that the president is taking a significant approval hit over his handling of the migrant influx.

Administration concern over the current confluence of immigration challenges will likely be short-lived, however, with national security adviser Jake Sullivan vowing that the administration “will use all 15,000 [refugee] slots under the new Determination and work with Congress on increasing admissions and building back to the numbers to which we’ve committed.”

Biden’s admission about the current state of affairs at the border was undeniably overdue, but it remains to be seen whether it will result in a substantive policy shift, or it was just a cynical ploy to secure political cover after riling party progressives.

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4 months ago

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MICHAEL (@guest_1216499)
Reply to  MAZECANE
4 months ago

ALRIGHT, NOW WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT AZZHOLE??

alicia cervera (@guest_1217416)
Reply to  MICHAEL
4 months ago

To biden; no sh-t sherlock<! What a genius you are.

bill rhinehart (@guest_1216451)
4 months ago

Biteme Is total moron

Inna (@guest_1216464)
Reply to  bill rhinehart
4 months ago

Whatever he said will not change anything. Biden is a criminal and he has to be impeached.

alicia cervera (@guest_1217429)
Reply to  Inna
4 months ago

>>t was a crisis from the go jo.! Youre a real einstein.!
Whats your next move? you havent even gone down to look at whats going on. maybe were lucky and you get mistaken by the coyotes & thrown in the river.

Ann Marie (@guest_1216453)
4 months ago

I think mr biden, should take care of this problem himself, it obvious, tramp harris cannot do it, she will not make believe she is going to do something. his entire administration, is a useless bunch, only thinking of how much money and how big their houses are… so UN- AMERICAN THEY ALL ARE….. SELFISH , SPITEFUL BUNCH, THEY WILL GET THEIRS SOON, I AM SURE,

bill rhinehart (@guest_1216454)
4 months ago

the people who voted for him are also total morons

PattyAnn (@guest_1216490)
Reply to  bill rhinehart
4 months ago

The people who voted for him have been in the cemetery for many years, he’s a criminal like the rest of his scum bag pals.

Doug Litchfield (@guest_1216463)
4 months ago

In other words, mission accomplished. The one thing he did and still got it wrong in 50 years of disservice to this country. He never misses a beat in getting bought off by foreign countries though.

Papa Harley (@guest_1216856)
Reply to  Doug Litchfield
4 months ago

Agree!

Billy (@guest_1216465)
4 months ago

Now he has to fix this screw up now. Deport all illegals you let in Joe.

Linda Hill (@guest_1216474)
4 months ago

Sad

Richard Manfredi (@guest_1216489)
4 months ago

SO PRES BIDEN IS FORCED TO REVERSE HIMSELF ON IMMIGRATION, A SUBMISSION HOLD FROM THE ILLEGAL FLOOD . I HOPE THERE IS PLENTY OF MARMALADE FOR ALL THE CROW HE HAS TO EAT ON IMMIGRATION , AND ALL THE OTHER IMBECILIC REVERSALS OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS HE SIGNED . HE DOESN’T DESERVE ALL THE BLAME , FAKE NEWS , STAND UP AND TAKE A BOW , YOU PUT IT OVER ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. CAN SOMEONE GET VP KAMALA OUT OF THE PASTRY SHOP, AND POINT HER TO THE BORDER. DEMOCRATS , IS GAS HIGH ENOUGH FOR YOU ? HAVE YOU BEEN LAID OFF FROM YOUR WELL PAYING UNION JOB? HERE IS A SHOUT OUT TO PENNSYLVANIA , BIDEN ALL THE WAY ? RIGHT ? HOW STUPID CAN YOU GET. ROFLMAO

Bill Weeks (@guest_1216513)
4 months ago

let’s pay for all the illegal’s out of all the money Joe and hunter got from the Ukraine, Moscow, and his friend’s in CCP.
the only thing the Democrat’s can actually FIX are elections every thing else they destroy

Willie1955 (@guest_1216970)
Reply to  Bill Weeks
4 months ago

Very well stated.

Sue (@guest_1216525)
4 months ago

You started this mess, couldn’t keep your mouth shut…now fix it. Deport them all back, we cannot afford to pay for them, grow a pair and fix the mess you caused. You are a sorry excuse of a president

dom (@guest_1216541)
4 months ago

Nah!!!

Janice Hamman (@guest_1216565)
4 months ago

Those three that are whining about this decision should each take 100 or so into their homes to live. I can’t keep tract of how many houses Pelosi and Waters have, but they can’t live in all of them. Fill them with illegals that they love so much. The Democrats want their votes, but if the illegals were intelligent, they wouldn’t vote for one Democrat.

Jim (@guest_1216570)
4 months ago

WHEN ARE PEOPLE GOING TO WAKE UP AND ADMIT WE NEED TO IMPEACH BIDEN AND HARRIS!

WE THE PEOPLE (aka SILENT MAJORITY) had countless opportunities to have stopped this nightmare, but we chose to give the DEMOCRATS what they expected of us, to REMAIN SILENT! Thus, making us equally complicit in the fraud perpetrated against United States Americans!

Isn’t it time you actually did something, took action? How much more damage needs to be done?

I urge everyone who reads this to PICK UP THE PHONE and call your REP AND SENATORS in DC and DEMAND IMMEDIATE IMPEACHMENT OF BIDEN AND HARRIS.

BIDEN is completely UNFIT FOR OFFICE! Biden is guilty of 18 U.S. Code CHAPTER 115—TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES.

HARRIS is guilty of violating 18US Code 2381 Treason, 18 US Code 2382 Misprision of Treason, 18US Code 2383 Rebellion or Insurrection, 18 US Code 2384 Seditious Conspiracy and 18 US CODE 2385 Advocating Overthrow of Government!

Can you tolerate gasoline prices, product prices all going up, the WH being run by Harris, Pelosi and Schumer? Literally destroying our country, allowing thousands of illegals into our country bringing in God knows what diseases?

Then copy and paste this information into an E-Mail and send to friends and family asking them to make the calls, then forward on to their friends asking them to make the calls and forward on! WE NEED TO MAKE THIS GO VIRAL!

Members of the House
202-224-3841

Members of the Senate
202-224-3121

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Keep in mind: SILENCE = ACCEPTANCE

TAIWAN COMMONER (@guest_1216716)
Reply to  Jim
4 months ago

I am in contact with my GOP Rep, and he knows my views. My Senator is a DEM, and never even replies! We need to get these traitors out of office! BIDEN IS STILL (CAREFULLY) CALLING CHINA “COMPETITORS! I live in Taiwan now, and have for 20 years. THE CHINESE ARE CURRENTLY TRYING TO TAKE OVER AN ISLAND IN THE SOUTH CHINS SEA BY BLOCKADING IT WITH FISHING BOATS! The Japanese PM asked Biden to “stay strong on TAIWAN” in his congratulations message to Biden! YOU NEVER HEARD THAT BECAUSE YOUR NEWS IS CENSORED! HERE IN DEMOCRATIC, INDEPENDENT TAIWAN OUR NEWS ISN’T! YOUR PRESS IS INTERVIEWING JOHN, THE TRAITOR, KERRY!

Vietnam vet (@guest_1216965)
Reply to  TAIWAN COMMONER
4 months ago

Reply to Taiwan Commoner
John Kerry is a disgrace to every Veteran that calls
this Country home and is a “Complete Disgrace to
Vietnam Vets that still love this Nation and would
never consider shaking hands with any of her enemies.!

VIRGINIA MCQUIRE (@guest_1217498)
Reply to  Jim
4 months ago

JIM I AGREE WITH YOU 100%. GET A PETITION GOING!

sally (@guest_1216620)
4 months ago

Why is it so damn important to have a quota set for refugees and why is his party all up in arms calling it Draconian and discriminatory if they don’t meet the ‘quota’? They sound like salesmen losing out on a bonus. These aren’t American citizens so how can it be discriminatory. The U.S. has no obligation to bring in all these people and where does it say they have to? Where? Legalized human trafficking. They have no idea who is in this country. None.

Carol (@guest_1216637)
4 months ago

The DemoRATS are pros at fixing elections, Nancy Pelosi has been doing it since she first ran! Right now the people I know do not believe there will ever be a fair election again! Many of us know what is in stalled for us, they have rolls of plastic coffins in a field for all of us. They plan on doing us just like the Germans did to the Jews.
I have read some of Rex Texs’ books and so far he has nailed it! There was suppose to be a bill in Congress to limit their tems, the only way to get rid of some of them!

Ken (@guest_1216651)
4 months ago

From what I read there are far more than 15,000 already let in? There is no way to get them out unless you break your other idiotic rules and let ICE do their job.

TAIWAN COMMONER (@guest_1216697)
4 months ago

So, FINALLY IT IS A CRISIS! NOW WILL HE SHUT DOWN IMMIGRATION ON THE SOUTHERN BORDER UNTIL THE VIRUS IS OVER!? Of course not! He will use this as an excuse to use MORE FEDERAL MILITARY FACILITIES TO HOUSE THESE PEOPLE! I think we should send them, BY BUS, to Delaware and Washington D.C. Would someone PLEASE call him on CONTINUING TO LET THESE PEOPLE IN, WHILE HE PUSHES THE VIRUS PANIC? One or the other you moron, you can’t have both!

the patriot (@guest_1216704)
4 months ago

my original comment was not published, whatever happened to the first amendment

TAIWAN COMMONER (@guest_1216712)
4 months ago

Who were all those REALLY OLD GUYS HE JUST SENT TO TAIWAN? At least KERRY didn’t show up! He is already getting ready to give some stupid excuse for turning America’s back on Asia! I am an American, home state is Michigan, Biden cares more about illegals from Mexico that he does for Americans living in Asia! When Biden was given the win, THE JAPANESE PM REQUESTED THAT AMERICA STAY STRONG ON TAIWAN! Not a single US media mentioned that! NOT STRONG WITH ALLIES, OR WHATEVER DRIVEL HE IS SPEWING NOW! RIGHT NOW A FLEET OF CHINESE FISHING BOATS HAVE BLOCKADED AN ISLAND THE WORLD COURT JUDGES BELONGED TO THE PHILIPPINES! CHINA RESPECTS NO WORLD COURT, SIGNS ANYTHING, BECAUSE THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THEIR MINDS, AND WANTS TO TAKE OVER MUCH OF ASIA! I JUST SAW THAT TRAITOR KERRY ON THE NEWS! HE SHOULD BE THE FIRST PERSON CHARGED WITH THE LAW AGAINST ANY CITIZEN, NOT PART OF THE GOVERNMENT FLYING AROUND BEING THE DEMS “BACK CHANNEL”!

TAIWAN COMMONER (@guest_1216727)
4 months ago

Well, to be HONEST, therE Biden, WE ALSO HAVE A CRISIS WITH RUSSIA, INVADING UKRAINE, AND WITH CHINA, ANNEXING AN ISLAND THAT BELONGS TO THE PHILIPPINES! You send a bunch of old DEM morons here to Taiwan, so you can try and PLACATE CHINA AND PEOPLE WHO FEEL WE SHOULD DEFEND AND SUPPORT TAIWAN! READ SOME HISTORY, YOU IDIOT. LOOK UP ABOUT HOW WELL PLACATING NAXI GERMANY WORKED OUT! IT MERELY PUT OFF FIGHTING BACK UNTIL THE NAZIS INVADED POLAND?

Gary (@guest_1216777)
4 months ago

Biden is a Evil Idiot………… ! !

Ralph Charles (@guest_1216908)
4 months ago

IMPEACH HIM,ASAP. HE IS A DISGRACE TO THE OFFICE HE HOLDS!

Doc holiday (@guest_1216945)
4 months ago

What did Biden do Confess to Father Fogerty for his Criminal acts
His time is running short he won’t live on forever .

Vietnam vet (@guest_1216946)
4 months ago

He is quite the mental giant ,No.?In any event he is accomplishing
just what he started out to do:
1.Compleletely destroy the Constitution
2.Turn the southern portion of US into a latin
American rats nest.
3.Devide the Country by color and soon to have
try and stop a race war.
4.Turning San Diego into the new capital of Guadamala.
5.All the while Impersonating The President..!

Anthony Coscia (@guest_1217040)
4 months ago

A.Coscia Let’s hope and pray that the TRUTH SHALL KEPT US FREE of those who want to change our great country!

Tom Brown (@guest_1217046)
4 months ago

This ILLEGAL administration is the WORST in a hundred years…They don’t know what to do about amything……They think throwing money at people will keep Americans quite….Very wrong……We ALL see the stupidity in these people, they can’t run their lives let a lone this country….,Impeacg them ASAP….Sennd all incoming ILLEGAS home….not to INVADE this country…

JC (@guest_1217127)
4 months ago

I thought he was still in the basement listening to the ducks quacking!

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4 months ago

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Pollty (@guest_1217396)
4 months ago

I was hoping he confessed to stealing the election and he wanted to.resign ,face the music and let President Donald J Trump return to the WH

John Ponnex (@guest_1217426)
4 months ago

Let’s all bring a law suit against any and all sites that block legitimate posts.

Peter E. Brock (@guest_1217459)
4 months ago

“15000 cap” You’ve gotta’ be kidding Joe! You are CLUELESS to reality on our border! At that rate we were already way overloaded MONTHS ago! There are THOUSANDS coming in every week with no plan to set limits. Time to start sending these illegal aliens back to where they came from. The cost to taxpayers is going to bankrupt the country with worthless Monopoly money being printed daily by the so called “Federal Reserve”.

Betsy A Scott (@guest_1217628)
4 months ago

Then who is in charge. If you are – do something about it. If you are responsible – take charge starting NOW!!!

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