How the Border Became the Disaster It Is, and How Biden Wants to Make It Worse

Understanding the decade-long series of specific decisions that led to chaos

The chaotic humanitarian and national-security disaster at the Southwest border did not happen overnight. Although the Biden administration has made it much worse by ham-handedly trashing successful policies put in place by his predecessor to gain control of the border, the disaster is the natural end-product of a series of specific decisions.

Budget Reconciliation Bill

Congressional Democrats are attempting to use a poorly understood legislative maneuver known as “reconciliation” to pass a massive amnesty for eight million aliens.

Legal Immigration Will Implode Under ‘Budget Reconciliation’ Bill

Never-Ending Green Cards for Criminals in ‘Budget Reconciliation’ Bill

Amnesty in the Reconciliation Bill Could Cost Social Security and Medicare $1 Trillion

The Public Charge Doctrine: From Colonial Times to Today

Parsing Immigration Policy, Episode 21

The "public charge" doctrine – meaning that a person likely to have to be supported by taxpayers (a public charge) should not be permitted to immigrate – is one of the oldest elements of American immigration policy.

But then as now, the main question is how to define public charge.

Immigrants from Afghanistan

A profile of foreign-born Afghans

This report uses the latest Census Bureau data to examine where Afghan immigrants live and their education levels, income, employment, fertility, poverty, welfare use, and other sociodemographic characteristics.

Watch Panel: Afghans in the US

Refugee Resettlement Fraud in the Program for U.S.-Affiliated Iraqis: A repeat scenario with Afghan nationals?

The P-2 program for Iraqis was suspended earlier this year because of widespread fraud, raising doubts about the integrity of this program for Afghans (who were only recently designated for P-2 admissions) weeks before the collapse of the U.S.-backed Kabul government.

Biden Wants to Make It Worse
Biden Wants to Make It Worse
2021 Reconciliation Bill
2021 Reconciliation Bill
Podcast: The Public Charge Doctrine
Podcast: The Public Charge Doctrine
Immigrants from Afghanistan
Immigrants from Afghanistan
Refugee Resettlement Fraud
Refugee Resettlement Fraud

Understanding the decade-long series of specific decisions that led to chaos

The chaotic humanitarian and national-security disaster at the Southwest border did not happen overnight. Although the Biden administration has made it much worse by ham-handedly trashing successful policies put in place by his predecessor to gain control of the border, the disaster is the natural end-product of a series of specific decisions.

Congressional Democrats are attempting to use a poorly understood legislative maneuver known as “reconciliation” to pass a massive amnesty for eight million aliens.

Legal Immigration Will Implode Under ‘Budget Reconciliation’ Bill

Never-Ending Green Cards for Criminals in ‘Budget Reconciliation’ Bill

Amnesty in the Reconciliation Bill Could Cost Social Security and Medicare $1 Trillion

Parsing Immigration Policy, Episode 21

The "public charge" doctrine – meaning that a person likely to have to be supported by taxpayers (a public charge) should not be permitted to immigrate – is one of the oldest elements of American immigration policy.

But then as now, the main question is how to define public charge.

A profile of foreign-born Afghans

This report uses the latest Census Bureau data to examine where Afghan immigrants live and their education levels, income, employment, fertility, poverty, welfare use, and other sociodemographic characteristics.

Watch Panel: Afghans in the US

The P-2 program for Iraqis was suspended earlier this year because of widespread fraud, raising doubts about the integrity of this program for Afghans (who were only recently designated for P-2 admissions) weeks before the collapse of the U.S.-backed Kabul government.

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Refugee Resettlement Woes: Why America Should Steer Afghans Toward Foreign Soil

U.S. officials should consider alternatives to permanent resettling Afghans in America.

The crisis in Afghanistan and the decision to admit tens of thousands of that country’s citizens, with plans to admit more, has raised interest in how the huge influx of immigrants will adapt to life in the United States. Unfortunately, we do not have an entirely clear picture of the Afghans evacuated in recent weeks. Some have worked for the U.S.

Topics: Afghan Refugees

Reuters/Ipsos Poll Shows Partisan Divide on Immigration

Few Democrats care, which may be why Biden isn’t addressing the disaster at the border while congressional Democrats are pushing a massive and costly amnesty

A Reuters/Ipsos poll last week revealed a significant partisan divide on the issue of immigration between Democrats on the one hand and Independents and Republicans on the other. It may explain why the president is doing nothing to halt the disaster at the Southwest border.

Did Uncle Sam Literally Pave the Way for the Illegal Aliens at Del Rio?

Why no fence in the middle of the dam migrants are using to enter illegally?

You have all seen those pictures of large numbers of illegal aliens wading across the river at Del Rio, Texas.

My question is: How much did our government pay, at some point in history, for the dam’s apron on which the aliens are crossing? And, more importantly, why is there not a fence in the middle of the river?