By Anthony R. Scott
When President Biden took office on Jan. 20, 2021, migrants crossing our Southern Border illegally had significantly decreased, and the construction of the border wall was well underway. The morale within the U.S. Border patrol, was normal and the agents assigned were diligently handling their duties to protect our sovereignty.
Our Border states and cities along the border were basically secure, physically and financially healthy and their schools and medical facilities were operating normally.
In his first day in office, President Biden initiated the destruction of our southern border and the U.S. Border Patrol with his executive orders and cabinet appointments. He immediately followed these actions by appointing his inept Vice President Kamala Harris as the Southern Border Czar.
Not only has Czar Kamala not visited or toured our southern border since taking office, she does laugh hysterically every time she speaks of the horrible disaster. Whenever Vice President Harris is asked a question in regard to our southern border or on any topic, her answers sound remarkable similar to the governor’s responses in the movie the “Best Little Whorehouse In Texas” when he sings the song “Sidestep.”
The southern border crisis is now affecting the city’s administration of Washington, D.C. and New York City as a direct result of the actions of governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Doug Ducey of Arizona. The illegal immigrants who have been given free passages into these two border states have negatively impacted the local cities and towns to the point that their fiscal budgets have been destroyed.
The governors of these states, in an effort to decrease the strain on their states’ and cities’ budgets, began busing immigrants entering their states to Washington, D.C. The mayor of Washington, D.C. began busing them to New York City. Now the mayors of New York and Washington, D.C. are asking the Biden Administration for funding and the use of the National Guard to deal with the strain these immigrants are placing on their fiscal budgets in addition to crimes that have been traced back to some of the illegals permitted entry.
However, New York and Washington, D.C. are not receiving anywhere near the number of immigrants as the numbers being sent to the state of Florida outside of Texas and Arizona where they are entering the United States.
It is presently estimated that an average of 3,000 immigrants are permitted into the United States daily at our southern border, which can be substantiated by the data provided by the U.S. Border Patrol Agency’s website and the Customs and Border Protection Division of the Department of Homeland Security (CBP).
There are thousands of immigrants who are following the lawful process to legally enter the U.S. that are not negatively impacting the taxpaying citizens of the United States and are being denied entry. While these individuals wait in line, this administration is permitting immigrants to illegally enter the U.S. at an average of rate of 12,000 a week and that is 48,000 a month.
These figures can be substantiated by visiting the U.S. Border Patrol’s or CBP’s website and calculating the numbers provided. This rate of illegal immigration is causing a severe strain on the financial economy, health care, housing and educational systems of those border states, counties, cities and towns in addition to increasing the tax burden to every American taxpayer.
The Census Bureau defines a small town as incorporated areas with 5,000 residents or fewer, and big cities as having populations of 50,000 or more. Midsize cities, which the Census defines as between 5,000-10,000 people, also grew from 2010-2019 in every region except the Northeast (Census Bureau website).
An article published by NewGeography.com, a site devoted to analyzing and discussing the places where we live and work, updated on May 2, states “America is more ‘small town’ than we often think, particularly in how we govern ourselves. Among the metropolitan areas with more than one million residents in 2000, the average sized city, town, borough, village or township had a population of little more than 20,000.” Based on this data, the Biden Administration are importing monthly enough illegals to establish a new small city consisting of 100% illegal aliens every seven weeks.
The immigrants who have crossed the southern border illegally during the first year of the Biden Administration are costing taxpayers upwards of $9.4 billion.
According to an article published by NBC News entitled “Southwest border crossings on pace for highest levels in 20 years, Biden administration says.” The article goes on to state; “Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Tuesday the U.S. is expected to reach the highest number of people apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border in two decades.” The Secretary further stated, “We are on pace to encounter more individuals on the southwest border than we have in the last 20 years. We are expelling most single adults and families.”
“We are not expelling unaccompanied children,” Mayorkas said in a statement addressing what he described as a “difficult” situation at the border.
However, according to news print and broadcast media some of these so-called children are between the ages of 18 and 24 years old.
To be continued next week…
Anthony R. Scott is a retired police chief and Navy veteran who spent 45 years in law enforcement before retiring to Beaufort County.