Op-ed: Border Bill Is Terrible, and a Way for Biden to Dodge Blame for Not Enforcing the Law

By Mark Krikorian on February 6, 2024

Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel once said, “never let a crisis go to waste.”

The Biden administration goes one better: “Never create a crisis and let it go to waste.”

Panicked by alarmingly bad poll numbers on immigration, Senate Democrats are attempting to use the border emergency caused by President Biden’s immigration policies as an excuse to ram through a nearly 400-page bill with no hearings and only a few days to even read it.

The president, who repealed every Trump-era policy that had stabilized the border, is utterly shameless about this.

In a statement Sunday night, when the text of the backroom deal was finally released, he said, “If you believe, as I do, that we must secure the border now, doing nothing is not an option.”

“Chutzpah” doesn’t even begin to describe this level of audacity.


[Read the rest at the New York Post]