JUST IN: Democrats will not take up Biden’s immigration plan this month— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 4, 2021
House leaders don’t have the votes to pass the bill -Politico
UPDATE — ICE officials told staff today that the number of families and minors arriving is expected to be highest in "over 20 years" and the government will use hotels in McAllen, El Paso and Phoenix if it runs out of space for families at ICE rapid-processing hubs https://t.co/QoKiG8o7gi— Nick Miroff (@NickMiroff) March 4, 2021
So, let me get this straight.
House Democrats aren’t going to pass comprehensive immigration reform now because of the disappointing whip count. They are just going to wait until public opinion becomes more favorable when this crisis on the border that they have unleashed is much larger than it is now.
“Fresh internal documents from the Department of Health and Human Services show how quickly the number of child migrants crossing the border is overwhelming the administration’s stretched resources.
Driving the news: In the week ending March 1, the Border Patrol referred to HHS custody an average of 321 children per day, according to documents obtained by Axios. That’s up from a weekly average of 203 in late January and early February — and just 47 per day during the first week of January. …”
Even Rich Lowry thinks this is dumb.
“A crisis is a terrible thing to create.
This, nonetheless, is what President Joe Biden has done at the southern border.
His rhetoric during the campaign suggesting an open-handed approach to migrants coming to the U.S., and his early moves to undo Donald Trump’s border policies are creating a migrant surge that risks running out of control.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says the situation isn’t a crisis, but “a challenge”—an “acute” and “stressful” challenge with some “urgency,” but merely a challenge all the same. …”
Where did Donald Trump come from?
It seemed like a bolt out of the blue to the political establishment. The context of Trump’s political rise though was the Gang of Eight amnesty that passed the Senate in 2013 and the child migrant crisis of 2014. It set in motion the chain of events that led to Hillary Clinton’s defeat in 2016.
Note: FOX News is already capitalizing on the crisis.