By Brandon Morse for RedState
President Joe Biden immediately did a few things when he got into office that look good to the hard-liners in his party, but actually hurt the American people. One of those things was to shut down the construction of the border wall which was begun by President Donald Trump.
Lawrence Jones of Fox News went down to the border to speak with people who lived by it, including a fourth-generation New Mexico rancher. According to him, the construction of the wall was to go through his property which he was very pleased about. Once Biden got into office, the construction was halted. Now, the rancher is speaking out.
“The wall works,” the rancher told Jones.
The rancher then got to the heart of Biden’s decision.
“This is all a politically driven agenda and this is what’s frustrating to me is the Biden administration, they’re stopping the wall, in my opinion, to try to hurt Trump’s legacy of securing the border. When in reality all it is doing is hurting the American people.”
The same can be said about the decision involving the shutting down construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Biden’s day-one decision to terminate thousands of jobs for “environmental concerns” is sending those thousands of Americans spiraling into poverty as they desperately look for new jobs. The Biden administration is promising to give them new jobs in the green energy sector, but Democrats fail to understand that one construction job does not automatically equate to another in the same way one field of medicine is not like another.
In the case of the wall, illegal immigrants do bring with them a high amount of crime, which brings with it a high amount of violence.
In an article by the Washington Post itself, Christopher Wilson of the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center admitted as much:
Wilson cautioned about some exceptions. Ranchers in southern Arizona have encountered drug traffickers on their property, and the traffickers are more likely to carry weapons and commit violent crimes. From the ranchers’ porches, the relative safety of their community may not matter when they are looking at traffickers through binoculars.
The traffickers’ criminal activity also would not register in the United States, which could contribute to an artificially low crime rate where illicit activity is going on but not documented by authorities. Traffickers, too, avoid law enforcement — such contact is bad for business — and they are more likely to settle disputes and problems in Mexico, where police and the rule of law are barriers they can more easily overcome.
Drug trafficking is the main driver of violence on Mexico’s side of the border. The northern state of Tamaulipas is among the deadliest in Mexico, with cartels clashing over valuable smuggling routes into South Texas, and violence surging in Tijuana as criminal elements vie for similar routes and an expanding local drug market. Migrants and locals try to avoid being caught in the cartels’ crossfire, but the danger does not end there.
Migrant deaths climbed 17 percent in the first seven months of 2017, according to U.N. data, fueling speculation that tougher rhetoric and enhanced security led to migrants taking riskier routes across rivers and in open desert, a “balloon effect” of security measures forcing migrants to try their luck farther from cities and highways.
Migrants also turn to smugglers, who often charge thousands of dollars to get them across the border. In many cases, the smugglers are tied to the very drug cartels whose violence migrants are trying to avoid by crossing the border. In July, 10 migrants suffocated in a tractor-trailer parked in San Antonio.
Not only does illegal border immigration come with problems for the migrants, but it also comes with problems for the American ranchers who run into these illegal trespassers and run the risk of violence befalling them.
Biden made this decision because it looked good to the media and the hard-left that has taken over the party, and they believe with all their hearts that anything Trump did was evil no matter how much common sense is attached to it.
But fashionable legislation is often not beneficial. If Biden actually cared about both the people in America and the people in Mexico, he’d construct that border wall and stop the flow of crime that hurts everyone. It’s not likely that will happen. It’s clear that the Democrats have convinced themselves of the goodness of their stances, and they’ll continue hurting anyone and everyone to get their way, and the media will continue to paint them as heroes for it.