Biden’s Open Borders Means Government ‘is Participating in Organized Crime’: Border Official
The Biden administration’s lax immigration policy does not merely show incompetence, it “actually aids and abets the cartels in doing as much harm to our country as possible,” according to the top law enforcement official in a border state. Doing nothing to stop the unprecedented level of illegal border crossings is “absolutely intentional,” as part of the Democratic Party’s “plan” to create “a one-party country” via amnesty, said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday.
His remarks, echoed by members of both parties, come as six Texas counties and the grief-torn city of Uvalde declared that uncontrolled immigration constitutes an “invasion,” calling on officials to more forcefully repel illegal entries. Governor Greg Abbott (R) signed an executive order Thursday allowing the Texas National Guard and Department of Public Safety to remove illegal immigrants from the U.S. President Joe Biden “has abandoned the covenant, in Article IV, § 4 of the U.S. Constitution, that ‘[t]he United States . . . shall protect each [State in this Union] against Invasion,’” he wrote.
The federal government reports 1.5 million encounters at the southern border this fiscal year — seemingly destined to break the all-time record of 1.73 million set last year. The Biden administration thought these data demanded a victory lap. “We are addressing this issue vigorously and aggressively,” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told ABC News on Sunday. “I think that we are doing a good job.”
“They’re doing a good job if their goal is to get as many illegal immigrants here as possible, and allow as much drug cartel activity and human trafficking as possible,” retorted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday’s episode of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins.” The Biden administration’s actions are “exactly the opposite of what you expect them to be doing to protect the American border from terrorism, from criminal activity.”
The Biden administration is essentially “in partnership” with the cartels, said Paxton. In effect, “it’s almost like the federal government is participating in organized crime … Not almost; they are,” said Paxton. “And the reality is a lot of Americans are dead because of it.”
U.S. overdose deaths have also reached historic highs, topping 107,000 last year. In all, a million Americans have died from overdoses in the last two decades, with a swift increase beginning in April 2020.
Yet the sheer volume of illegal narcotics crossing the border have only led to the Biden administration “doubling down … to incentivize this illegal behavior,” Chad Wolf, former acting DHS secretary and now executive director of the America First Policy Institute, told Perkins earlier in the program. As a result, Paxton said, Texans are “merely trying to do some of the job that the federal government is obligated to do … and not only refuses to do, but actually aids and abets the cartels in doing as much harm to our country as possible.”
Open Borders is Democrats’ Election ‘Plan’: Paxton
Biden and the Democratic Party are intentionally leaving the southern border uncontrolled in hopes of changing the U.S. electorate and winning elections for the long term, said Paxton.
“They had this plan before they were elected, to get as many people here to vote as possible. They want to give them amnesty,” Paxton stated. “They want these people voting. They want to change the country into [a] one-party country. And this is their way of doing it: Putting a lot of illegals in the country, particularly in Republican states and Republican counties.” While whistleblowers have documented the Biden administration transporting illegal aliens into the nation by bus or airplane, often in the dead of night, officials have refused to divulge the undocumented population’s final destination.
Instead of enforcing immigration law, the Biden administration sued Arizona on Tuesday over a ballot integrity law requiring voters to show “satisfactory evidence of citizenship” in order to vote. “Arizona has passed a law that turns the clock back on progress,” explained Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke when pressing the charge.
Biden officials are also investigating Texas’s immigration enforcement program, Operation Lone Star. In a letter, Biden’s Justice Department claimed state officials “may be discriminating on the basis of race and/or national origin in its activities related to Operation Lone Star.” While Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) noted in March that “individuals from literally every country in the world illegally cross our southern border” in 2021, the Biden administration admitted that “people from Mexico [represented] nearly 50 percent of the total unauthorized population” of the U.S. South or Central American countries accounted for seven of the top 10 nations most represented in America’s illegal alien population.
“This is harassment of our state police. They’re trying to discourage them from doing their jobs, from protecting our state,” said Paxton.
The ‘Emerging Democratic Majority’
The legacy media have equated all talk of demographic change with the “Replacement Theory,” a white nationalist talking point that says Jews have changed American demographics for their gain. But critics such as Paxton and Tucker Carlson have made no such remarks. Instead, they repeated a strategy Democrats share with one another regularly. For instance, in 2009 an official in the well-connected Service Employees International Union named Eliseo Medina cited reshaping a more “progressive” electorate as his reason for supporting amnesty. Medina, an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America, told a left-wing conference:
If we reform the immigration laws — it puts 12 million people on the path to citizenship and eventually voters. Can you imagine if you had even the same ratio, two out of three [Hispanics voting for Democrats], if we get 8 million new voters that care about our issue and will be voting, we will create a governing coalition for the long-term, not just for an election cycle?
Medina merely repeated an electoral theory mainstream Democrats have openly stated for two decades:
- The authors of the 2002 book “The Emerging Democratic Majority,” John Judis and Ruy Teixeira, wrote: “Democrats can now count on about 75 percent of the minority vote in national elections. And like other Democratic-leaning groups, minorities are growing rapidly,” a fact that “strikes fear in Republican hearts”;
- In 2008 article titled “A Permanent Democratic Majority?” Salon announced, “The long-promised Latino realignment may have become reality.” Thanks to the strength of the Hispanic vote, “Texas could become a battleground … perhaps even by 2010”;
- In 2009, HuffPost forecast “a new Democratic majority based on two trends: 1) the increasing numbers of black and Hispanic voters, and 2) a decisive shift away from the Republican Partyby the suburban” electorate;
- A decade ago, Jonathan Chait explained “Why 2012 is the Republicans Last Chance” in New York Magazine: “The modern GOP — the party of Nixon, Reagan, and both Bushes — is staring down its own demographic extinction,” he wrote. A growing Hispanic/minority population led him to fantasize that “conservative America will soon come to be dominated, in a semi-permanent fashion, by an ascendant Democratic coalition hostile to its outlook and interests”; and
- “If the rest of the country follows California’s political-demographic trajectory, the future will be dire indeed for the Republican Party,” wrote Yale University professor Geoff Kabaservice at the Niskanen Center in 2019.
After the 2020 election, NPR denounced Hispanic voters who shifted somewhat toward President Donald Trump as symptomatic of “multiracial whiteness.” While polls show Hispanics continuing to move into the GOP column ahead of the 2022 midterms, newer immigrants still tend to favor Democrats.
“This is by design. This is not accidental,” said Senator Lankford of the nation’s illegal immigration crisis in March. “The policies that have been put in place at the border are to encourage people to cross the border knowing full well they won’t actually be deported.”
Wolf says the most frustrating thing is knowing that the border could be controlled again, as it was during the Trump administration when illegal crossings plunged to historic lows. “If you decide to put Americans first, and you decide to look after their best interest first, then I think the policy solutions present themselves,” he said. The Biden administration could begin by reinstating the Migrant Protection Protocols, conventionally known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy, which it suspended.
Whatever the reason for the historic level of illegal immigration under the Democrats’ watch, international drug cartels and human smugglers reap the greatest benefits.
Ben Johnson is senior reporter and editor at The Washington Stand.