President Biden told NBC at the end of last month that the border crisis is ”way down now; we’ve now gotten control”.
At first glance, this is preposterous. The number of border arrests in April was a 21-year high, at more than 178,000, with more than a third of all arrests being families or unaccompanied minors. To get a sense of the scale, President Obama’s Homeland Security secretary, Jeh Johnson, has said that 1,000 border arrests a day "overwhelms the system" — in April, daily arrests averaged nearly 6,000.
Does that sound like a border that’s under "control"?
[Read the rest at The Spectator.]