President Joe Biden’s reversal of many Trump-era policies is threatening America with all ideological adherence rather than common sense thinking. One of those things is to loosen border security to the point of absurdity, and now officials are speaking out against it, including one Virginia Sheriff.
According to the Daily Wire, the sheriff was interviewed by Steve Doocy on Fox and Friends, who made it clear that all Americans should be outraged by Biden’s decision to effectively neuter Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in order to appease the leftist hard-liners in his party:
Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy prompted Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins to comment on the issue, remarking, “Out on the campaign trail, Joe Biden said, ‘During the Obama-Biden administration, we deported too many people.’ … Well, he certainly has taken a big step in that direction.”
“This is absolutely outrageous, Steve,” Jenkins replied. “Americans should be angry and outraged. What he’s done is effectively and functionally dismantled ICE, basically telling the agents to stand down. There will be no enforcement.”
Doocy continued by referencing an article in The Washington Post that discussed the Biden administration’s approach to illegal immigration. Doocy said, “They say they will not deport people who are in this country illegally if they get a DUI, assault, money laundering, property crimes, fraud, tax crimes, solicitation, or charges without convictions, so for a variety of crimes, despite the fact that you are in the country illegally, Sheriff, they won’t deport you.”
Jenkins replied, “They won’t, Steve, and one thing that’s always considered in the deportations, are the criminal histories, so regardless of the felony, regardless of the event, the crime, these people are going to roam our streets with impunity. It’s absolutely ridiculous.” He added, “So, listen, what this is gonna do; this is going to be disastrous, dangerous, gonna impact every county, every city, every community in this country. And again, this is total lawlessness. We have to have interior enforcement along with strong border security or we have no laws.”
Jenkins went on to make it clear that these types of rules have proven in the past to hurt not only the American people with massive increases in crime, but the immigrant communities where these criminals gravitate. He added that the only reason Biden is doing this is that the left is trying to get back at Trump.
“I believe a part of this is, listen, they’re angry at President Trump,” Jenkins replied. “Everything that he, all the strides that he made in stronger immigration enforcement over the past 4 years, they’re totally being undone and dismantled.”
This echoes what a New Mexico rancher at the border recently said to Lawrence Jones of Fox News when asked about the Biden administration’s stopping of border wall construction.
“This is all a politically driven agenda, and this is what’s frustrating to me is the Biden administration, they’re stopping the wall, in my opinion, to try to hurt Trump’s legacy of securing the border,” said the rancher. “When in reality all it is doing is hurting the American people.”
Indeed, the common sense border security that was implemented by Trump fought back criminal activity in the U.S. by leaps and bounds. We have proof that Trump’s strategy works, but Biden’s administration, and indeed the majority of the left, haven’t indicated that they’re worried about results. Instead, they’re worried about how their actions can be sold as “caring” and “right” in the media and how their legacy will be reversing Trump’s legacy.
This will clearly lead to many people being harmed, including many immigrants themselves.