Former Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday hit President Biden and Democrats for the escalating crisis at the southern border, whereas touting the Trump administration’s discount of illegal immigration — saying Biden inherited “the most secure southern border in American history.”
‘The catastrophe now unfolding at our border is a direct result of progressive policies and pronouncements emanating from Democrats in Washington,’ Pence wrote in an op-ed for The Daily Signal. “But Democrats can end this disaster just as quickly as they caused it. All they have to do is reinstate commonsense border enforcement and stop treating U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Border Patrol as a concierge service for illegal aliens.”
Pence famous that numerous insurance policies from the Trump administration, resembling ending catch-and-release, the border wall building, and the Remain-in-Mexico policy, have all been ended by the brand new administration. He and argued that the result’s the surge on the border that has lately overwhelmed authorities and amenities.
“For years, politicians promised to secure the border. Under the last administration, we delivered,” he says. “And yet, in just three short months, the Biden administration and Democrats in Congress have unleashed the worst border crisis in the history of our country.”
There have been greater than 172,000 migrant encounters in March alone, together with a historic variety of unaccompanied youngsters. The Biden administration has referred to as the state of affairs a “challenge” and has centered on “root causes” in Central America, whereas blaming the Trump administration for ending asylum pathways.
“I make no apologies for ending programs that did not exist before Trump became President that have an incredibly negative impact on the law, international law, as well as on human dignity,” Biden mentioned at a press convention final month.
Pence hit each Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for not having visited the border and mentioned that Democrats aren’t seeing the issue because it actually is.
“Democrats believe the problem at the border is a lack of capacity to house and process an unprecedented surge of illegal aliens,” he mentioned. “But the actual problem is not mismanagement of the surge but the surge itself, which is caused solely and exclusively by Democrats’ open border policies.”
The op-ed marks a comparatively uncommon intervention by the previous vice chairman. Former President Donald Trump has been vocal in his criticism of Biden’s border insurance policies and has usually launched statements criticized the forty sixth president.