President Joe Biden finally visited the southern border in the El Paso Sector to hear directly from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) what has been happening in its area of operations during the crisis. In fact, it's the first time Biden has gone to the southern border in any fact-finding capacity during his decades-long career in politics.
Credit where credit is due: Biden went and talked with Customs and Border Patrol agents, even if it was mostly management. If there is any indication that what he took away something from the trip is going to change his mind to solve the crisis he has inflicted, it's safe to say he is not going to change course.
Our problems at the border didn’t arise overnight. And they won’t be solved overnight.— President Biden (@POTUS) January 9, 2023
But, we can come together to fix this broken system.
We can secure the border and fix the immigration process to be orderly, fair, safe, and humane. pic.twitter.com/dtP6IAJZMR
While not seeing the crisis for himself has been a way to criticize Biden, it was set from the word "go" that Biden and company were not going to do anything to reverse course, as their policies have caused the biggest disaster along the southern border in recent history. In fact, it will probably invigorate them to press harder for their open border proposals because they are that delusional. What is happening now is not humane or safe, and the Biden administration is to blame for making it worse. At least Biden saw the wall working when he was there, but again, he probably didn't realize the significance or the irony.
The border crisis is a symptom of the broken immigration system that Congress needs to overhaul. The White House, however, had the balls last week to state it is Republicans in Congress who are at fault for the current state of the border. The Trump administration proved it is possible to have a very secure border while the rest of Washington dithers. Was it 100 percent secure? No, and it never will be, but it was miles ahead of where it is now.
The good news is that we will hopefully have a better idea of the internal communications of the Biden administration's handling of the border crisis with the House investigating. What will that do in the long term? Who knows? At least from a reporter's perspective, the more information brought to light, the better.