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Looking Back at the Worst Border Year in History

AMAC Exclusive – By Seamus Brennan

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As Americans celebrated the start of the new year following a particularly tumultuous 2021, few were likely surprised to see President Joe Biden entering his second year in office with the worst disapproval ratings of his term thus far. Less than a full year since his inauguration, the Biden presidency has been largely defined by a growing mountain of crises—from record levels of inflation to humiliating COVID failures, to his cataclysmic withdrawal from Afghanistan. But few issues have exposed Joe Biden’s toxic combination of radicalism and ineptitude more strikingly than his orchestration of the worst year for border security in American history.

When Joe Biden entered office, he inherited what was by most metrics the most secure border on record from former President Donald Trump. Under Trump, the U.S. saw a nearly 90 percent reduction in illegal border crossings thanks to policies like “Remain in Mexico” (which ended the practice of “catch and release” and forced would-be illegal border crossers to wait for their court date in Mexico rather than the United States), construction of hundreds of miles of the border wall, asylum reform, and expedited deportations. Throughout his four years in office, Trump also targeted the cartels and criminal gangs that had for years wreaked havoc in Mexico and American cities, leading to a number of notable successes like the deportation of more than 4,000 known members of the notorious MS-13. These efforts included a record reduction in drug trafficking, which contributed to the administration’s historic advances in the battle against opioid addiction and overdoses.

Despite that clear record of success, immediately upon entering office Biden reversed nearly every one of those policies. Rather than forcing border crossers to remain in Mexico while awaiting adjudication of their case by immigration courts, migrants were crowded into massive camps inside the United States. Biden also re-instituted catch-and-release and stopped and even reversed border wall construction – not only weakening border security but also wasting millions of taxpayer dollars.

Yet another hallmark of successful Trump-era border policy abandoned by the Biden administration has been a robust cooperation with Mexico and other Latin American countries from which migrants originate. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador notably suggested that illegal migrants see Biden as “the migrant president,” which has compelled many to “feel they’re going to reach the United States.” Unsurprisingly, these comments have failed to elicit any response from the White House other than continued attempts to whitewash the crisis, or in the words of a recent takedown of Biden’s record from Trump’s Save America PAC, give the impression that “they had no idea what was happening.”

Biden also effectively hamstrung U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other law enforcement agencies—going so far as to implement what the administration calls “protected areas” in which ICE is not permitted to enter. President Biden and top White House officials also attacked Border Patrol, repeating debunked claims that Del Rio border agents were “whipping” migrants attempting to cross into the U.S. illegally, leading one agent to comment that the president had “started a war with border patrol.”

All of this was a recipe for disaster.

And disaster is exactly what we have seen over the past 12 months. In 2021, U.S. Border Patrol encountered nearly two million illegal aliens—the most since records started—and that only includes those who were caught. Despite Biden’s repeated attempts to downplay the border crisis as something that “happens every year,” the numbers suggest otherwise. July of 2021 saw the most apprehensions in a single month for at least the past 21 years. In November, law enforcement agencies reported 173,620 stops along the border – more than twice the number of stops in November of 2020.

On Biden’s watch, arrests of illegal alien drug smugglers increased by 453 percent, while arrests of illegal alien sex offenders skyrocketed 212 percent. Most alarmingly, under President Biden, Border Patrol arrests of illegal alien murderers rose more than 1,900 percent. While arrests are good, such an increase indicates a drastic increase in the number of criminals coming into the country, with many being released or altogether undetected.

But the Biden border crisis does not end there: in the months since Biden took office, unprecedented amounts of lethal drugs—including fentanyl and methamphetamine—have been detected by Border Patrol. 11,000 pounds of fentanyl, for instance, were seized in the fiscal year 2021, which is more than double the amount the previous year (once again, this is an indicator for a huge increase in traffic). Moreover, Biden’s policies have prompted the largest number of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border in history, many of whom are being brought across by ruthless smuggling rings that engage in sex trafficking and the drug trade.

The border disaster has been further aggravated by the Biden administration’s promises of mass amnesty, which both the President and Democrats in Congress are actively pushing as part of their domestic agenda. For many illegal border crossers, the hope is that if they can reach the United States, Biden will simply grant them citizenship.  

To top it all off, there is mounting evidence that the border crisis may also be contributing to a spike in COVID cases. One report from August of last year found that nearly 20% of migrant families who crossed the U.S. border tested positive for the virus. Given that many more infected individuals likely escaped to the interior of the country, Biden’s failure at the border may be directly related to his failure to “shut down” the virus. If even 10% of the more than 2 million illegal entrants had COVID, that’s a minimum of 200,000 COVID infections introduced into American communities this year—each of which infects an exponentially growing number of people.

Of course, the solution to the border crisis—as with every other crisis inflicted by the Biden administration—should be clear. A simple return to the immigration and border policies of the Trump years would likely bring the border calamity to an end. Yet if the last 12 months indicate anything, Americans can likely expect the opposite: Biden only ever seems to double down on his failures, refusing to admit that he could possibly have done anything wrong.


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Barb304
4 months ago

Biden’s Legacy! Wonder if he’s proud? If you ask me, he’s treasonous!

Rich
4 months ago

We should post signs at the border that read: If you are caught with drugs on your possession you will be required to eat it before illegal entry is allowed. I don’t know, just a thought.

Ty
4 months ago

Biden isn’t capable of carrying out the greatest political deception since Stalin. The DNC developed a plan years ago and actually managed Resident voting in 2020. It’s not ethical or legal but it is nearly untraceable from the federal level, states on the other hand can identify who is voting, if they want to or they can hide it just as easily.My step mother had to have assistance to take care of her self so, she enrolled in a nursing home near her home in Indiana, where she lived for more than 50 years. It was a difficult decision but it was the right one for her. She was close to family and friends and I was near retirement and could visit more often, even though I live in Nevada.At this point she was unable to manage her affairs so, I started handling them for her and had my name added to her business accounts and my address for correspondence and management from Nevada.Although I had been her business manager for several years, in 2020 she got a letter from the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles asking her to register to vote, not register any Vehicles, just to vote. She lived in Indiana and was still receiving mail at her new home there, but Nevada somehow knew she was getting mail at a Nevada address, no ID or other record, just an address.I received several other letters from the state of Nevada for her and then just before the election in 2020 she received a ballot. A ballot in her name to vote in the election in Nevada, even though she lived and was registered to vote in Indiana. No ID, no written request or absentee request but she got a ballot.I lost my step-mother in April of 2020. She was a really wonderful person and grandmother. We still miss her and think of her often.The point is that the state of Indiana and the federal government knew she passed, but the state of Nevada didn’t know and they were still sending a ballot to a resident address, not a verified person, because no ID is needed for resident voting. This is illegal voting and fraud depriving Americans their right to vote and giving that right to who knows who!Resident voting is a primary and most important goal of the DNC and the elitists who want the power and wealth that Americans have worked for, bleed for and died for, since it’s beginning. As defined in the Constitution of the United States of America we the people use a democratic method to manage the affairs of our republic under the protection of the constitution and the bill rights. Due process within each state was established that the government isn’t controlling the people, the people are controlling the government.Our borders have been violated by out of control government in action and intent by the DNC to establish resident voting. If that weren’t the intent why would our government transport hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants into verious states across America. They are seeding resident voting to violate the rights of American citizens.STOP RESIDENT VOTING!

Rich
4 months ago
Reply to  Ty

I have a friend that got two mail-in ballots for adult children that no longer lived there and had not lived there for several years. THIS is the system that Democrats want MORE of. And so many people and politicians don’t see the problem.

Karen
4 months ago

Round them up an send them back!!!!!!!

Garye
4 months ago

More failure by joebama and useless democrats to Protect America and its Legal Citizens!!
Throw them out!
DEMAND that Our laws be enforced. Contact all the democrats who are supporting this treason and throw them out!

BAE
4 months ago

Illegal people are illegal people and should be send back to where they came from……………..
other countries do not tolerate this. They should go to CANADA!

Ertis Crumpler
4 months ago
Reply to  BAE

No, why should Canada have to tolerate them. Send them back where they came from. If they don’t like their country then let them fix it.

Rich
4 months ago
Reply to  Ertis Crumpler

In many countries if you cross the border illegally, you are shot! The socialist/marxists in control would rather see our country go to hell rather than stop this problem. All for votes and power.

Don
4 months ago

We need to initiate a force with ICE, National Guard, and US Marshalls to seek out and remove all illegals from the US. Illegals cost us $275 billion last year in legal/ law enforcement, medical, education, housing, food and other welfare expenses! Many illegals are violent criminals, traffickers, smugglers, murderers, rapists, gang/ cartel members, and Covid carriers. Enough! Close the border!

Don
4 months ago

Biden has welcomed into the US human and drug traffickers, child smugglers and abusers, rapists, murderers, gangs, cartels, fentanyl and meth, and Covid carriers.

HocasPocas
4 months ago
Reply to  Don

They should fit right in with the biden family cartel

Becky
4 months ago

We still need to round all these illegal aliens up, out of our conservative areas, and dump them at the White House and all politicians’ (who support this invasion) private homes.
They want them?
Let them HAVE them.

Hal
4 months ago
Reply to  Becky

NO! Do not allow the illegal aliens in any quantity or in any area of the USA …. period. If caught remove them from the boundaries of the USA promptly with, say, a few days food supply, at the point of entry, if known, or i n their country of origin if known. This has to stop …. it is allowing the Democrats to use taxpayer funds and other illicity funds to maintain them for voter rigging purposes. I sympathize with most (not all since many are simply crooks looking for exploitation gains of the type that they will likely be severely and heavily punished for in their home Nation). The plus factor for a lenient policy of acceptance of aliens has long ago passed. WE NEED TO MAKE SURE OUR GOVERNING OFFICIALS DON”T ALLOW ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION TO CONTINUE. IT is dragging the Nations overall wealth down and expanding the poverty of the lower class in this Nation and retarding them the opportunities to improve their status in life economically and socially.

JJ Johnson-Smith
4 months ago

In my own thinking, which is not always even similar to other people’s, I believe that every member of this fraudulent administration that has ANYTHING to do with the Border Chaos and Failure to stop the flow of illegals, should be arrested, removed from office, and criminally charged.

Hal
4 months ago

Good idea and thinking … but, as the old saying goes … the inmates are running the institution. Nobody at appropriate levels in present governance will do the arresting (they are a key element to sustaining the problem).

HocasPocas
4 months ago
Reply to  Hal

We the people need to scrap the current government

HocasPocas
4 months ago

I agree JJ. We need to eliminate the government that is in existence and start one based on our constitution and that will work for the citizens who hire them

Hal
4 months ago

THE darling of Del-un-aware has brought to the top of American attention of what damage a rigged election can cause, It is reaching a point where Buck Fiden is causing serious and long term damage to Americanism and its Constitutional Democracy. And I think the Democraps are starting to realize that as well … it exposes their bent towards Communistic policies and workings that will do great damage to this Nation and it is becoming apparent to all. Remember….. the Democraps core incentive is to RULE the Nation, not GOVERN the Nation… which is the driving emphasis of Communism.

Joanne 4 justice.
4 months ago
Reply to  Hal

It is truly evident that the Socialist Communist , left wing , Progressive Radical Dirty Dems are destroying our Democracy with the goal to rule our country in a one party Communist dictatorship ! .
Even worse, is Americans are NOT FIGHTING THESE EVIL PERPS !!!!
HAS ANY PERSON SPOKEN UP AND SAID ” I CANNOT SUPPORT THE EVIL ISSUES INTENTIONALLY CAUSED BY THESE PERPS ” ??????????..
SENATOR JOE MANCHIN DID , HE ADAMANTLY REFUSED TO VOTE FOR THEIR DESTRUCTIVE . BILL !!!!!!!!!!!!!
AMERICANS HAVE TO GET SOME COURAGE , AND ASSERT THEIR CONVICTIONS ———‘ THE ALTERNATIVE IS ALL THAT WE BUILT, AND HAVE WORKED TOWARD WILL BE LOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hal
4 months ago

Manchin is a self-aggrandizing politician who bedded with the Democraps and will continue to wishy-washy on his policy positions to whatever degree he believes will get him re-elected. HE CANNOT BE TRUSTED TO PUT THE CITIZENRY ‘s democratic rights ahead of his personal welfare (and the welfare of the party he belongs to) as his first and guiding policy … unless he is forced by circumstances to do otherwise. Beware of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. But that is the right of Mountain Momma’s citizenry to decide!!! Let’s hope they have better judgment than most of Delunaware’s voting citizens.

HocasPocas
4 months ago
Reply to  Hal

We are a republic not a democracy. Let’s go Brandon!!

David
4 months ago

We’re missing the main objective here, China has to get it’s supply of fentanyl across the border, everything else is lagniappe to the CCP.

HocasPocas
4 months ago
Reply to  David

With the help of their hired hands, including biden family cartel

Robert
4 months ago

As the Supreme Court of costume wearing jesters sit on their collective rear ends in a collectively engaged “watch the shiny object” distraction over the Biden mandate, the power hungry and greedy liberals illegally and mockingly disregard any rule of law and unabashedly flout the U.S. Constitution, doing absolutely nothing as hundreds of thousands of illegals pour into the country.
Our society and the left has utterly failed future generations.

Tim Toroian
4 months ago

I rather look forward through a ‘scope.

John
4 months ago

The border crisis with its disease, drugs and crime is one of the most criminal activities ever to lay at a sitting president’s feet and Biden bears full responsibility for this debacle. I must live in a different universe, because if I had any say at all, Mr. Biden would have been impeached and removed from office months ago.

HocasPocas
4 months ago
Reply to  John

Maybe they figure that it’s impossible to impeach an imposter

Rich
4 months ago
Reply to  HocasPocas

John, I agree ACCEPT that “Biden bears full responsibility”. Yes, he does; BUT how about the American people that voted for the “squad”, Pelosi, Schumer, Ocasio, Omar, the list goes on and on. Unless WE THE PEOPLE do our part, this nonsense will continue on until there’s nothing left. As of now, stupid politicians get “elected” by stupid people. Yes, there’s election fraud, but you get the point.

Felix
4 months ago

The presidents most top priority in his oath of office is to protect our boarders from invasion!!!

J. Shenk
4 months ago
Reply to  Felix

Agreed. The Chief Executive’s primary responsibility is to protect and defend the American citizenry. Clearly, President Biden has chosen to prioritize the importation of illegal aliens over the health and safety of the American people.

gin
4 months ago

I’m repeating myself. We and the world are being judged. God judged the nation Israel 2500 years ago when they ignored Him, His laws and ways. They were to bring the Messiah, Christ Jesus into the world, which did happen. He died on the cross to pay our debt for sin. Now, He is coming again to reign as Lord of all creation, and this is the beginning of the final judgement. Satan will rule for a time. God is allowing people a time to make a choice. He is unwilling any should perish, but we have free will to choose. God alone is good, and eternal separation from Him is what happens if you don’t choose Christ. Satan will look good for a few years as the antichrist rules a one world government. People who don’t know scripture will think he’s a good guy. When they are required to take a mark, perhaps an embedded chip, to buy and sell, they will do it. Then he will require them to worship him. This country and most of the world lives without honoring God, lying, stealing, commiting adultery, and many things that God dislikes. I think we’re past the point of return. From predictions in the bible, events point to that time being very close. Look up and live!

Rich
4 months ago
Reply to  gin

gin, everything you have said is true. However the Bible says that if we pray and repent God’s mind, or will, can be changed. I believe this is why President Trump was allowed to lead our nation. Many prayed. Unfortunately, we tend to think WE can bring about the desired result. No man or party will fix this mess. Only God can save us and only if we ask for His help. HE has people ready to step into our government to bring morals and common sense back but WE have to ask him for it. The judgment might be near or far off. We can’t afford to sit by and let evil take this country down without a fight.

Stephen Russell
4 months ago

Been bad since last Nov 2020 when Joe “won” office

Garye
4 months ago

The only win joebama has is the worst administration and so called president in history!
His socialist democrat party holds the same distinction.
What an embarrassing, traitors bunch of clowns,absolutely pathetic!

HocasPocas
4 months ago

He didn’t win, he stole it

Enuf Said
4 months ago

Please, do not tempt Buck Fiden by saying “worst border year in history”– believe it or not-given the opportunity- the FOOL will make it worse!!!

james michalicek
4 months ago

What has AMAC done to fix this? NOTHING!!!

Lauren R MacArthur
4 months ago

They are writing about it!!! More than all the liberal writers out there are doing.

HocasPocas
4 months ago

Rebecca Weber has been to the border more times than kackling haffas. She should be appointed border czar.

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
4 months ago

It’s not AMACS job to fix it. Kyle L.

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