Back in 2007, then senator and future President Joe Biden made an impassioned plea to build a border wall. He cautioned that U.S. national security depended on controlling the border as no great nation can allow unchecked migration.
Fast forward to 2024, and the Democrat sings a far different tune.
Biden currently wants to hand U.S. citizenship to anyone and everyone who shows up at the border. But while serving in Congress, he accused rich Republicans of wanting to replace hard working Americans with cheap imported labor.
The future president charged, “The reason the employers want this extra influx is it drives cost[s] down…Employers have to be held responsible for the unscrupulous practice of bringing people here in order to keep wages down.”
At that point his criticisms targeted former President George W. Bush. Biden said the failure to control the border resulted in a deluge of drugs on American streets.
He added, “I’ve been arguing for the need to put more protection at our borders, meaning you have more border guards. You have to have a significant increase of security at the border, including limited elements where you actually have a fence.”
. @JoeBiden wants you to think that after 3 years of destroying our border and immigration system, he suddenly wants to make a deal in good faith with Republicans.
Meanwhile, he’s selling off wall materials for pennies on the dollar. https://t.co/TBnQR893vh
— Coach Tommy Tuberville (@SenTuberville) January 6, 2024
Biden recently came back around to this line of thinking, which not coincidentally coincided with his predecessor’s successful policy.
After a campaign featuring bluster to not build another single inch of border wall, the Democrat recently altered his messaging. In October, the White House waived no less than 26 federal laws to enable new construction in south Texas to commence.
That move came after three long years of utter inactivity. It also signaled that the party understands that it is on the losing end of a hot political issue heading into the November general election.
Still, it was amusing to hear the words of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. After all, he is the administration’s point man on immigration and has been an utter failure.
In the notice announcing wall construction, Mayorkas said “there is an acute and immediate need to construct physical barriers and roads in the vicinity of the border of the United States in order to prevent unlawful entries.”
The burning question remains, did the Biden White House get Mexico’s permission before building new border wall?