The sham immigration bill Democrats hope will prop up Biden’s reelection bid has obviously misplaced priorities. While Ukraine will benefit from $48 billion more of U.S. taxpayer dollars, the border wall needed to secure the home population is only earmarked for $650 million.
The so-called “bipartisan” measure would strongly assist Ukraine in its fight against the Russian invasion. As for the invasion crippling border states and U.S. cities, there are scant provisions.
Sen. James Lankford (R-OK), one of the bill’s architects, admitted that the bill makes only a small provision to “build and reinforce” sections of Trump’s border wall. The outlay will likely fund not more than two dozen new miles of construction.
House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) quickly blasted the border bill as a betrayal of the American people. “This bill is even worse than we expected, and won’t come close to ending the border catastrophe the President has created.”
Johnson declared “the border never closes. If this bill reaches the House, it will be dead on arrival.”
The New Bipartisan Senate Border Package – MORE money to UKRAINE than to secure our own borders, the most pressing issue for American voters today. What a complete sham this is.
Does this bill show a complete failure of Congress to understand the needs of the American people?… pic.twitter.com/UBNw2umb67
— Conservative Brief (@ConservBrief) February 5, 2024
As it should be. The American people are not fooled by the smoke and mirrors of the Biden administration. In fact, they insist that more be done to finally secure the nation from the ongoing invasion.
A survey conducted last year showed that a solid majority of U.S. voters — 57% — supported further building of former President Trump’s border wall.
That total included 62% of White voters, 49% of Hispanics and 58% of those earning under $50,000 per year.
Of course, they know they will be the most deeply impacted as wages decrease while housing costs skyrocket due to the uncontrolled influx of millions of illegals.
Johnson was hardly alone in his vehement opposition to the White House scheme. House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) declared it will not even reach the floor for a vote.
The Republican posted on X, formerly Twitter, “Let me be clear, the Senate Border Bill will NOT receive a vote in the House. Here’s what the people pushing this ‘deal’ aren’t telling you: It accepts 5,000 illegal immigrants a day and gives automatic work permits to asylum recipients.”
Scalise correctly concluded that its passage will only be a magnet for even more illegal migration — precisely the goal of the Biden White House and its Senate allies.