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Immigration crisis on the southern border takes an unexpected turn

Published in Blog on August 19, 2022 by Convention of States

Lost in all the talk of an FBI raid on Donald Trump’s home and Joe Biden’s so-called Inflation Reduction Act is an interesting development on the southern border.

Since his first day in office, Biden’s immigration policies have been a total disaster. He utterly rejected the more successful immigration policies of his predecessor, policies he called “racist” and "xenophobic." Specifically, he criticized Trump’s southern border wall. He vowed that “not… another foot of wall [will be] constructed on my administration.”

In the wake of the crisis on the southern border, however, many politicians, including Democrats, began urging the President to do something, anything to mitigate the fallout of his immigration policies.

Arizona and Texas both took action to clean up the President’s mess. Arizona even closed a thousand-foot gap in Trump’s unfinished border wall, which was finished earlier this week. Interestingly, it was the Biden administration that gave the approval to do this.

In late July, Biden’s team quietly announced it had authorized US Customs and Border Protection to complete work on certain portions of the wall in Arizona.

As Fox News pointed out, “[t]he Biden administration’s quiet approval of the wall’s construction… comes after Biden often used it as a means of contrasting his policies with those of the Trump administration.”

All of this is just more proof, not only that politicians break promises, but also that they are more than willing to manipulate voters in order to stay in power. Biden has long feigned fury at the supposed “racism” of a border wall, only to turn around and approve the construction of one behind the back of the American people.

Very few politicians in Washington D.C. are actually there to fix our problems. Most - on both sides of the aisle - just lie through their teeth to the American people to get what they want: more power, money, and time in office.

If we are ever to get back to a place where the government serves the American people, not the other way around, we need to make a few structural changes to D.C. But of course, we can’t expect Washington itself to make those changes.

The federal government will never limit its own power. That’s why it’s up to We the People to make those changes, and the only way we can do it is through a Convention of States. A convention may not fix our southern border directly, but through it, we can bring accountability to Washington, root out its corruption, and ensure that our government officials remember who’s really in charge in this country.

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