Rattner pointed out that the United States legally admits about one million immigrants annually, but to maintain the population level, given our low fertility rates, we would need to admit four million per year. However, it’s not just about numbers; it’s about the chaotic, haphazard way this administration is handling immigration. Biden’s implied open-border stance since his inauguration has led to a staggering influx of 3 million people crossing the southern border each year. This not only strains our resources but also bypasses the proper channels and processes for legal immigration.
The frustration here is palpable. Biden’s policies have essentially rolled out the red carpet for illegal immigration, sending a clear signal that our laws and borders can be disregarded. This has resulted in an overwhelmed and convoluted system that is failing both American citizens and those who seek to come here legally.
Furthermore, Rattner’s observation that the Republicans have no political incentive to resolve this issue only adds fuel to the fire. It’s infuriating to see this crisis being used as a political football rather than addressing it with the seriousness it deserves. Biden owns this disaster, and the dissatisfaction spans across the political spectrum, including Democrats who are dismayed by the current state of our immigration policy.
While there’s talk of a potential deal in Congress to address this issue, skepticism remains high. Given the track record of this administration and the political games being played in Congress, the chances of a meaningful, effective solution seem slim. This situation is a blatant failure of leadership, and it’s the American people and those who wish to immigrate here legally who are paying the price.