Biden Sends Troops as Migrant Surge Looms
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As the Biden administration sends 1,500 active-duty troops to the U.S.-Mexico border in anticipation of a migrant surge, one must question the true purpose of this move.
These troops are not meant to apprehend migrants or participate in law enforcement work. Instead, they will perform data entry, warehouse support, and other administrative tasks, allowing U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to focus on fieldwork.
This deployment will last approximately three months, with the possibility of extensions.
With pandemic-era restrictions set to lift on May 11, a “surge of migrants” is expected. Yet, instead of enforcing strong border policies like those seen under the previous administration, Biden’s approach appears to prioritize paperwork over security.
The 1,500 active-duty troops will join the approximately 2,700 National Guard members already present at the border.
Republicans have been quick to criticize the Biden administration’s handling of the border situation. Sen.
Ted Budd (R-NC) called it a “complete dereliction of duty to the safety and security of the American people.” Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) called for the authorization of military force against cartels, while Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Roger Wicker (R-MS) criticized the administration for planning poorly for a crisis that was long in the making.
As a nation that values hard work and individual responsibility, America must demand more from its leaders.
It’s time to return to the strong border policies that kept our communities safe and prosperous. We need to finish building the wall, support law enforcement, and target cartels.
The Biden administration’s approach of focusing on data entry instead of securing the border is a disservice to our nation, and it is our duty to hold them accountable.