Rumors are swirling that President Joe Biden doesn’t seem like he’s in charge of much of anything anymore. His latest move does little to dispute that.
Biden announced Wednesday that Vice President Kamala Harris would take over the handling of the border crisis, Breitbart reported. Harris will have to deal with the onslaught of unaccompanied minors and other illegal immigrants currently surging the U.S.-Mexico border.
The problem began almost immediately when Biden took office. Families with children and unaccompanied minors have been flooding through the southern border, overwhelming the immigration system and leading to a humanitarian crisis.
”I can think of nobody who is better qualified to do this,” Biden said when he announced Harris’ new role. “When she speaks, she speaks for me. Doesn’t have to check with me. She knows what she’s doing and I hope we can move this along,” he said, bolstering claims that he’s ceding power to his vice president.
Harris said the administration will work on the “root causes” that are attracting people from South America and promised the “shared prosperity in the region” that ostensibly would prevent migrants from wanting to leave their homelands in the first place. “While we are clear that people should not come to the border now, we also understand that we will enforce the law and that we also — because we can chew gum and walk at the same time,” she said of the administration’s mixed messages.
Like clockwork, Biden tried to pin the mess on former President Donald Trump. “This new surge we’re dealing with now started with the last administration, but it’s our responsibility to deal with it humanely and to stop what’s happening,” he said.
However, the number of people trying to get into the country has doubled this January compared to last. The problem is so out of control, even the human traffickers are overwhelmed and have resorted to using wristbands to sort out who has and has not paid.
Illegal immigration is a pet cause for Democratic administrations. Their desire to turn illegal immigrants into a new voter base clouds their judgement about what’s best for the country or even for the individuals caught up in the process. Harris is a radical progressive, and the more power Biden gives her, the worse off the country is.