The liberty principle for this Freedom Friday concerns the right and responsibility for sovereign nations to secure their borders. Some people keep hoping that President Joe Biden will understand clearly that his border policies are horrible and do something to secure the border. I hate to be the bearer of unwelcome news to people holding such hopes, but Biden does not intend to secure the border at all. According to Terence P. Jeffrey at CNS News, the proof is in the budget proposal for the Department of Homeland Security that his administration recently presented to Congress.
[The Biden] administration has presented Congress with a Department of Homeland Security budget proposal that calls for slashing spending on what it calls “Border Security Assets and Infrastructure” by 96%.
In fiscal year 2021, Congress approved $1,513,000,000 in funding for border security assets and infrastructure. Biden is now asking that Congress approve just $54,315,000 for fiscal year 2022. That is a reduction of $1,458,695,000 – or 96.4%....
Now, if Biden gets his way, the federal government will not spend one penny in fiscal year 2022 on planning or constructing a “physical barrier system” at the border….
[For] “Integrated Fixed Towers” … How much does Biden want for this piece of infrastructure? Nothing….
[For] “Remote Video Surveillance Systems” … How much does Biden want for this piece of infrastructure? Nothing….
[For] “Mobile Video Surveillance System” … Biden wants nothing again….
[For] “MVSS-M2S2 Modular Mobile Surveillance System” … How much does Biden want for it in the coming fiscal year? Nothing….
[For] “Border Security Assets and Infrastructure End Items” … Biden wants $54,315,000 for fiscal year 2022.
Indeed, that $54,315,000 for this one category equals all of the money Biden is requesting for “Border Security Assets and Infrastructure” in fiscal year 2022.
Jeffrey further explained that Biden plans to spend money on some parts of immigration even though he does not plan to secure the border. “Biden is calling for $655,000,000 to fund ‘construction modernization’ of CBP’s ‘land ports of entry,’ where people come to the United States legally.” You read that correctly!
Yes, Biden wants to cut $1,458,685,000 from federal spending on border security assets and infrastructure aimed at stopping illegal border crossers while increasing spending by $655,000,000 on formal ports of entry.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said, “First, the president’s budget invests in a secure border.” Does he even know what a secure border is? Mayorkas thinks that he can secure the border by “modernizing our land ports of entry” and setting up surveillance technology.
The proposed budget makes it obvious that Biden does not intend to secure the southern border now or next year. Americans might as well give up on hoping that he will and start praying that America will survive the Biden administration. There are estimates that two million illegal immigrants will enter the United States this year. Time that number by the four years of a Biden administration, and we can expect at least eight million people illegally entering our nation before we get rid of the clown occupying the White House.