The border situation is so poorly managed, Mexico’s own president publicly thanked Biden for it.
In a joint appearance of the three North American leaders, President Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared on a stage flanking Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
The Mexican president thanked Biden for being “the first President of the United States in a very long time that has not built...not even one meter of (border) wall .... Although some might not like it- although the conservatives don't like it."
At least Biden has kept one of his promises.
WATCH: AMLO thanks Biden for being "the first President of the United States in a very long time that has not built...not even one meter of (border) wall .... Although some might not like it- although the conservatives don't like it." pic.twitter.com/XtPdj38aZv— Jorge Bonilla (@BonillaJL) January 11, 2023
On the first day of his presidency, Biden made his security intentions clear.
“Like every nation, the United States has a right and a duty to secure its borders and protect its people against threats. But building a massive wall that spans the entire southern border is not a serious policy solution.”
Two full years into his presidency, his idea of a serious solution still remains ambiguous.
“It is a waste of money that diverts attention from genuine threats to our homeland security,” he concluded.
In the recent Omnibus bill passed through Congress in a frenzy this December, $1.5 billion were allocated to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
However, none of that money is allowed to be spent to hire more agents or “to acquire, maintain, or extend border security technology and capabilities, except for technology and capabilities to improve Border Patrol processing.”
Border security is the last thing on this administration's mind.
And GOP representatives voted for it.
Where exactly will this $1.5 billion in funding be directed then?
Presumably toward alternatives to detention that makes it easier for illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S.
According to Fox News, in the fiscal year 2022, CBP spent $17.8 billion of tax-payer funds. In that same amount of time, over 2.3 million immigrant encounters were recorded.
The situation at the border reeks of a bloated government whose concern is not for its own citizens. The people you elected are not going to change this reality. Only an Article V convention of states can reign in the madness.