House Republicans on Justice and Oversight committees say Biden’s approach to the border crisis is creating chaos “to the benefit of smugglers and cartels” while endangering “vulnerable migrants” in their new report (Biden pictured at a cabinet meeting Tuesday)
A scathing new report from House Republicans has accused President Biden and Democratic lawmakers of having “no plan” and “no intention” to solve the worsening border crisis they “caused.”
GOP members of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees accuse Biden of taking action to “relax the Trump administration’s successful immigration policies on the border and inland,” including his directive to DHS to “preserve DACA and strengthen” and stop Trump’s border wall construction.
“The resulting chaos has benefited smugglers and cartels, while encouraging illegal activities that endanger certain vulnerable migrants,” the report said.
More than a million migrants have been detained at the southern border since October, according to data from Customs and Border Protection, with the number rising every month.
The CPB announced on Friday that more than 188,000 migrants were found at the border in June, a peak of almost 10,000 since May.
The number of migrants found at the border between January and May is five times higher than the year before under President Trump.
“Democrats are denying the crisis at the border and its root causes, and instead have actively opposed Republican legislative solutions,” reads the new report, first obtained by Fox news, states.
The comment is a blow to the Biden administration’s efforts to tackle the crisis.
The number of migrants found at the border between January and May 2021 is five times as many as the year before during the same window under President Trump (photo: A migrant from Central America crosses a fence after being killed by the CBP on July 15. is detailed)
More than 2.3 million people could enter the US by the end of 2021, CBP data projects (Photo: Central American migrants detailed by a border police officer after crossing the US on July 15)
The White House has taken steps to help fight what it calls the “root causes” of the immigration crisis by calling for a $4 billion investment in Central America and even sending Vice President Kamala Harris to Guatemala and Mexico. , where she begs people not there to try the trip to the US.
Harris also visited the southern border on June 25, following mounting pressure from Republican lawmakers and Trump’s announcement that he would be making his own border trip.
Rather than focusing on deterrent policies and enforcing current legislation, the Biden administration has tried to shift the narrative toward a root-cause approach, blaming everything from President Trump to climate change for the current state of affairs. border crisis,” say the Republicans.
The real ‘root causes’ of the current border crisis are the reckless rhetoric and policies of the Biden administration, which quickly and haphazardly reversed President Trump’s successful deterrence policy. Sending extra taxpayers’ money to Central American countries as a solution to the border crisis will not solve the underlying problems that are fueling the crisis.’
Customs and Border Protection revealed 188,829 migrants were stopped at southwestern border in June
More than 2.3 million people could enter the US by the end of 2021, if the rate of apprehensions and those avoiding detection remains the same.
The House Republicans report says Biden’s “far-left approach to immigration” and the rollback of Trump-era “daring” immigration policies directly encouraged migrants to make the perilous journey to the US border.
“Migrants have repeatedly told the media that the reason they come to the US is because of their perception that the Biden administration will let them in,” the report said.
GOP lawmakers claim that an estimated 1,000 people a day successfully cross the border undetected – noting that they are also unlikely to be tested for COVID-19.
Of those detained, ICE at one point estimated that “16% of aliens who entered their custody after being detained by CBP tested positive for COVID-19.”
The report outlines efforts by Republican lawmakers to speak with Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas about the ongoing crisis — some of which went unanswered.
Republicans have criticized the Biden administration’s approach to addressing the “root causes” of illegal immigration, as well as Vice President Kamala Harris’s apparent delay in visiting the southern border (pictured here in Guatemala on June 7). )
On April 19, 2021, Ranking Members Comer, Jordan and Katko sent a letter to Vice President Kamala Harris requesting a meeting with her to clarify her role in resolving the Biden border crisis, as she took no action at the time. had taken to alleviate the situation. Vice President Harris ignored this letter,” it reads.
House Republicans ended the 38-page report by reiterating the severity of the border crisis and urging Biden to abandon his “arbitrary reactionary approach.”
“The situation is dire and will continue until the government changes course and works with Congress to resolve the incentives for these historically high levels of illegal immigration.
Democrats deny the border crisis and its causes and have actively opposed Republican solutions in the past.
“The Biden administration must adopt a deterrent policy and Congress must act to bring about long-term change.”