(ConservativePeak.com)- President Joe Biden let down Border Patrol agents and American citizens living in border towns last week when he snarkily dismissed the idea of traveling to the southern border to see the crisis unfolding as a result of his disastrous immigration policies.
On Sunday as he arrived back at the White House, the president dodged questions about the hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants pouring over the border, once again refused to call the problem a crisis, and then dismissed a journalist who asked if he was thinking about going to the border.
“At some point, I will yes,” he remarked before moving on.
Reporter: “Are you thinking of going to the border?”
President Biden: “At some point I will, yes.” pic.twitter.com/ZvsMWrEXXZ
— The Hill (@thehill) March 22, 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris has also refused to name a date to visit the border, seemingly to avoid negative press about the growing crisis.
While the White House refuses to acknowledge the problem publicly, the Biden administration sent in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help handle the huge influx of illegal aliens and unaccompanied children at the border – often trafficked by career smugglers. One proposal recently put forward by the Biden administration, which is going ahead in Arizona and Texas, is to spend $86 million putting illegal aliens into hotels in towns and cities in nearby border towns.
President Biden’s decision to immediately terminate the construction of President Trump’s border wall and his promise of amnesty and an eight-year path to citizenship for illegal aliens appear to have been the primary drivers in the sudden rush of hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens at the border – and it turns out that at least one of those decisions might have been illegal.
Reports suggest that the Government Accountability Office is investigating whether Biden’s order to immediately end the construction of the wall was legal.
Charles Young, the public affairs officer at the GAO, said that they were investigating the decision as the federal funding for the wall had already been allocated and approved.
Some $1.4 billion in funding for the border wall was approved in December 2020 for the 2021 fiscal year, and ending the project early is expected to cost even more than it would have to just complete the wall and secure the border.
“He knows it’s the Congress’ job to authorize how the money is spent and the president’s job to spend it efficiently,” Young told Politico.
Does Joe Biden even care what happens on the border at this point?