Roberta Jacobson, a former ambassador to Mexico that President Joe Biden tapped to be his “border czar” on the National Security Council, is stepping down at the end of this month as Biden’s southern border crisis continues to worsen.
Jacobson claims that she only intended to stay in the role for Biden’s first 100 days in office, a point that will be reached later this month.
“The timing of her departure is nonetheless striking, coming in the middle of the administration’s efforts to reduce the flow of immigration from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador,” The New York Times reported. “Jacobson had been charged with leading that effort when her appointment was announced this year.”
The situation at the border has become so dire that the administration is now reportedly considering sending cash payments to Latin American countries to stop the surge in illegal immigration. A report by CNN last week said that the U.S. is on track to see 2 million migrants on the southern border this year, which is more than the populations of Wyoming, Vermont, and Alaska — combined. The Biden administration refuses to call the situation a “crisis” and only refers to it as a “challenge.”
The Washington Post reported this week that the explosion in illegal immigration happening on the southern border is so severe that U.S. officials had to change the y-axis on their chart of border encounters by month so that it would fully show the increase in the level of monthly enforcement data.
“During the busiest month along the Mexico border in nearly two decades, U.S. authorities took 172,331 migrants into custody in March,” the Post reported. “The total included 18,890 teens and children who arrived without parents, a record quantity that overwhelmed U.S. shelter capacity and produced crisis-level crowding inside government border tents.”
172,000 is larger than any single month of the Trump Administration
In fact, it's the highest one-month total **since 2001** https://t.co/8w4CG4UOts
— Zach Parkinson (@AZachParkinson) April 8, 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris was tapped by Biden weeks ago to lead the response to the crisis on the southern border, but she has not yet visited the region nor has she held a press conference on the matter.
The Daily Wire noted that some border sheriffs have stated that they had the situation under control during the Trump era, while other top former federal law enforcement officials have warned that Biden is providing “extreme incentive” for illegal immigration. Stephen Miller, a former senior White House official, warned that Biden’s immigration agenda would “fundamentally erase the very essence of America’s nationhood.”
Former Acting ICE Director Tom Homan said that the catastrophe on the border did not happen “by accident,” but “by design.”
“This is designed to be this way,” Homan said. “They’re bringing millions of people into this country who will now be counted on the census because Joe Biden overturned that, which leads to seats in the House [and] Electoral College in elections. This is power over public safety; the quest for power over protecting American citizens.”
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