WASHINGTON – The Heritage Foundation released a new immigration tracker Friday documenting how the Biden administration has created a new border crisis by rapidly undoing or rolling back the effective immigration policies of the Trump administration.
There is no question – the Biden administration has sparked a border crisis with its radical immigration agenda. This tracking document contrasts the common-sense, pro-enforcement approach of the Trump administration to the open-borders, minimal-enforcement approach of the Biden administration. The tracker shows how the Biden administration has effectively ended, or moved to end, the vast majority of the previous administration’s policies – policies border experts across the board say were working. It will be updated as the administration makes more changes to immigration policy.
“This administration has wasted no time creating a new border crisis, and what’s worse, it is a crisis that everyone warned would happen,” said Lora Ries, Heritage Foundation senior research fellow for homeland security and veteran of the Department of Homeland Security. “As this tracker shows with stark clarity, the Biden team has gutted America’s immigration system.
“It has torn up carefully negotiated agreements with Central American partners and abandoned the effective ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy, which was vital in reducing fraudulent asylum claims. Internally, it has nearly eliminated ICE’s ability to deport those here illegally, even those suspected of horrific crimes. The president has pledged not to build ‘another foot’ of border wall, despite Border Patrol agents saying that this type of security is critical in slowing the flow of illegal migration. The White House is fueling the COVID pandemic by encouraging mass illegal migration and releasing COVID-positive illegal aliens into our communities. This crisis is hurting Americans and making a joke of our laws – it is heartbreaking that the administration is so committed to this failed strategy.”
To check out the tracker, click here: Biden’s Border Catastrophe — A Policy Tracker
Recent Heritage interviews on the border crisis: