When Joe Biden was elected, many Americans knew that many of the policies put into place by Donald Trump would quickly and arbitrarily be scrapped. Not only did Biden himself have some differing opinions on these subjects, but he is also beholden, at least to some extent, to the radical leftists who’ve begun to amass power in the Democratic Party. For many of these folks, Donald Trump’s immigration policies were the most offensive, and they’ve targeted No. 45’s border policies with a vengeance.
So now, as a legitimate border crisis looms, Biden has been largely silent, hoping not to be rebuked by a chorus of “Trump Told You So” responses.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz certainly hasn’t overlook this dynamic, and is calling Biden to the carpet this week.
Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley accused the Biden administration on Tuesday of ignoring a crisis at the southern border following revelations that Customs and Border Protection shut down highway checkpoints so that personnel could be redirected to address a surge of migrants.take our poll - story continues below
The senators urged Biden to act hours after Fox News reported that CBP had shut down a trio of checkpoints in Willcox, Arizona. The number of child migrants in custody at federal border facilities has tripled to 3,250 over the last two weeks, with many held longer than the three days allowed under the law.
A CBP official told Fox News that the checkpoints had been closed in early January due to shifting migrant patterns in the area, with limited staff left in place for security purposes. The move this week removes the checkpoints entirely in order to free up additional manpower to deal with the migrant traffic.
Cruz was brutal.
“How much more will it take for the Biden administration to admit there is a crisis on the border?” Cruz wrote on Twitter.
These immigration issues don’t appear to be going anywhere any time soon, either, as a number of large caravans of migrants continue to travel north through Mexico, on their way to the USA.
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