Another Week in the Continuing Downward Spiral That Is America’s Immigration System

Executive Director’s Corner

Dear All:

When I consider the Biden administration’s failures in handling almost every key immigration policy decision since taking office, I’m compelled to conclude it’s not due to incompetence. Rather, their actions are intentional.

During the 2020 presidential campaign, when asked about the Obama administration’s record on immigration Biden responded that if elected, he’d do, “several more things, because things have changed.”

“I would in fact make sure that there is, that we immediately surge to the border — all those people are seeking asylum. They deserve to be heard,“ he said. “That’s who we are. . .”

And just like that, people surged and continue to surge the border and a bungled and poorly conceived response has morphed into a mandate to appoint porous border advocates like Alejandro Mayorkas, to Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and Ur Jaddou, to Director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Case in point, earlier this week, Jaddou testified before the House Appropriations Committee and requested taxpayers assume a greater burden of the cost to adjudicate immigration cases. She essentially asked the committee to pay for more free adjudication requests. It’s yet another way the Biden administration is forcing us to subsidize their open border policy stance.

Perhaps if the USCIS was more restrictive and denied entry to those who are destined to become a public charge, then maybe we wouldn’t be subsidizing an institution that isn’t working on our best behalf.

Jaddou wasn’t finished, though. She notified the Committee that the country is still reeling from the onslaught of roughly 200,000 illegal aliens crossing our borders each month and that “in the name of efficiency” and as a remedy for lessening the immigration backlog, she was going to make it easy for applicants to waive in-person interviews for Conditional Green Cards.

A Conditional Green Card is a temporary two-year resident status issued to a noncitizen who has either received a green card through marriage or who has been married to their U.S. citizen spouse for two years or less. To remove the two-year conditional basis, family-based Conditional Green Cardholders generally must file a Form I-751 and appear at a mandatory in-person interview.

The 1990 movie, Green Card starring Gerard Depardieu and Andie MacDowell proves instructional, here. MacDowell’s character enters into a sham marriage with Depardieu, and the coverup appears to be working until INS agents in a clampdown on marriages of convenience which constitute fraud, require they show up for an interview.

So, for the sake of efficiency in dealing with the immigration backlog, which is a self-inflicted wound of this administration, we are getting rid of a proven and effective way to detect actual fraud?  Bravo Mr. President, bravo!

Later in the week, and not to be outdone by Biden administration shenanigans, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) was up to her own tomfoolery.

Thursday night, she marked up and passed through the House Judiciary Committee H.R. 3648: the Equal Access to Green cards for Legal Employment (EAGLE) Act of 2021.

The bill is a rehash of failed past attempts to get rid of per‐country limits for immigration. It only has 81 sponsors in the House and even if it passes, it will be dead-on-arrival in the Senate. Yet, that doesn’t deter Lofgren.  She’s fixated on assisting foreigners while doing nothing to support the constituents she claims to represent.

Whether it’s actions that make it difficult to effectively administer our immigration system or legislation that prioritizes immigrants over U.S. citizens, the Biden administration has made it abundantly clear, that they just don’t give a damn about us.

In closing, please check out my conversation with Mark Pettitt, Chief of Staff to Congressman Mo Brooks of Alabama. These days it’s a rare occurrence to meet a Republican who understands the consequences of overpopulation.

In solidarity.

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