America’s Immigration System Is Cruel—to Americans

Americans are paying a staggering cost for the federal government’s refusal to control mass immigration. The relentless influx costs billions of dollars in public services. It leaves Americans vulnerable to being needlessly and tragically victimized by unvetted criminals. Most cruel of all, it erases American communities through the silent, steady, and unwanted accumulation of a foreign population.

Under the Biden administration, enough migrants have poured into the country to replace the populations of multiple states. In December alone, 300,00 migrants crossed the border—enough people to replace the entire populations of some small American cities. That doesn’t include the unknown number of “gotaways” who bypassed border agents altogether.

Biden’s willful, obstinate abdication of U.S. sovereignty has caused a dramatic conflict with state governments, led by Texas governor Greg Abbott, who has responded to Biden’s extraordinary invasion by asserting control over the southern border.

Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-Mexico), whose identical twin brother Julian famously bragged about Texas turning blue because of demographic change, urged Biden to seize the Texas National Guard in order to stop Abbott from blocking the continued flow of migrants.

Democrats are particularly incensed by Abbott’s “cruel” placement of razor wire. Biden has been taking it down, accusing Texas of blocking Border Patrol from “doing its job,” by which Biden means “humanely” escorting as many migrants as possible into the nation’s interior. Biden did not hesitate to pin the deaths of three migrants who drowned in the Rio Grande on Abbott and his “cruel” policies.

This moral blackmail is a disingenuous distortion of the truth, which is that our immigration system treats foreigners extremely well. So well, in fact, that they are getting themselves killed trying to reap the benefits.

It is the American people—who are bearing the burden—that deserve our solicitude and our concern.

The government that claims to represent them has flooded their communities with people from God knows where and left those communities to fend for themselves.

The migrants have put a strain on emergency rooms, forced children out of schools, filled public parks with feces, and generally brought unpleasantness to any neighborhood with the misfortune of receiving them.

The government is running out of places to put them and is now asking Americans to open up their private homes.

Americans end up paying for their replacements one way or another—for education, housing, and medical care. The migrants return the favor by bringing crime, noise, crowding, and disease. They drive down wages and drive up the cost of already unaffordable, scarce housing.

Political leaders in both parties in Washington are too cowardly or too conflicted by selfish interests—cheap labor and votes—to come up with a solution. Any bill that gets traction in Congress is invariably skewed in favor of migrants, who are feted like lords, a reflection of their ever-growing power as a political lobby.

The $14 billion “border bill” being touted by the White House and Senate Republicans is a perfect example of Washington’s total indifference to the American people. The bill costs more than twice what Donald Trump wanted for his wall, but it does nothing to address the problem. Far from establishing deterrence, the bill requires a threshold of 5,000 crossings a day to be met before the president is “allowed” to shut the border down. That comes out to nearly 2 million per year.

This is an attempt to codify “The Great Replacement” into law and call it a” win” for the people. It’s Orwellian.

Biden doesn’t need to sign a huge bill to “shut down the border.” All he has to do is bring back the policies that Trump put in place, but that would require being “cruel” to migrants when Biden would rather abuse Americans instead.

The United States has the world’s most expensive military. We have the means to defend our borders but lack the will to be “cruel” and defend ourselves.

We’re left with an endless procedural treadmill that allows people to invade under specious claims of “asylum” and then loot our country to their heart’s content. It’s unfair, and it’s not sustainable.

It’s no wonder that so many Americans are heartened by Abbott’s defiance, which, while laudable, does not get us anywhere close to a real solution.

The federal government is in a state of rebellion—against the American people.

The costs of this betrayal will keep mounting until something breaks.

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About Matthew Boose

Matthew Boose is a Mt. Vernon fellow of the Center for American Greatness and a staff writer and weekly columnist at the Conservative Institute. His writing has also appeared in the Daily Caller. Follow him on Twitter @matt_boose. ‏

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