Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) made the insane decision to claim on Friday that the Biden administration has the crisis at the United States-Mexico border under control — despite ample evidence to the contrary.
Pelosi’s comments come as news of thousands of illegal immigrants crossing the border within the first six weeks of President Joe Biden taking office.
“The Biden administration has this under control… “ Pelosi said when asked about the border crisis. “It is changing and it will take some time, but it is values-based, humanitarian … (and) pragmatic with a plan to get things done.”
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer also toed the party line on Tuesday, saying that Democrats will solve the problem by passing an immigration reform bill.
However, the House has already passed two immigration reform bills, both on Thursday, and Hoyer himself admitted that they did not entirely fix the problem of a massive surge of migrants at the southern border.
“These two bills are not the fix, but they fixed a part of the problem,” Hoyer told reporters on a phone call with reporters Tuesday, Fox News reported. “But we need to pass comprehensive immigration reform, and we’re going to do so in the coming months.”
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro and others in the Biden administration have refused to admit there is a crisis at the border, though Biden has made plans to send congress a package that would give a path to citizenship for about 11 million migrants, which would give them permanent residence after five years and U.S. citizenship after three more.
Studies have shown that any household headed by an immigrant (both legal and illegal) is more likely to be on public assistance than that of a native-born citizen. Coupled with the fact that the statistic increases for homes headed by immigrants who have been in the country more than 10 years, has even Democrats from the state of Texas speaking out against Biden’s plan.