Quantcast

DHS Officials SHOCKED as Biden Walks Back Pledge to End Trump’s Border Policies on Day 1

'This was ... a broken promise to the American people that I'm actually glad is happening...'

Top immigration officials predicted that if Democrat Joe Biden assumes office, he will keep much of President Donald Trump’s immigration policy intact.

Biden raised alarm bells by announcing his choice of Alejandro Mayorkas—a radical Latino immigrant who formerly served as US Attorney in central California—to lead the Department of Homeland Security.

Mayorkas was on record denouncing many of Trump’s signature immigration policies, some of which took years to implement following sustained court challenges from open-border activists.

Biden has also pledged in the past that his immigration agenda would be aggressive: He  said he would end deportations for his first 100 days, suspend construction on the southern border wall, reduce detention and work toward amnesty for all illegal immigrants.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

Thus, several DHS officials said they were stunned when Biden recently announced he would not immediately seek to rescind Trump’s border policies, the Washington Examiner reported.

In fact, Biden has agreed to keep the “Remain in Mexico” program, which requires asylum-seekers at the southern border to stay in Mexico while they await appearances in U.S. immigration court, even though he previously vowed to end the program on his first day in office.

“My first response was this was, you know, a broken promise to the American people that I’m actually glad is happening,” acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday.

“If you walk back a network of policies and initiatives that have been implemented under the Trump administration, you will create a new crisis, you will create new pull factors, you will reincentivize individuals to come here illegally,” he said.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

Another senior DHS official said Biden’s reluctance to walk back Trump’s policies is proof that “there are no easy decisions when it comes to immigration, because you always have to contend with reality.”

He agreed that it signaled the discrepancies between what worked on the campaign trail and what worked for effective leadership.

“The change in tone should be taken as a tacit acknowledgment that the dangers the Trump administration warned about are real and the messaging from Biden was only politicking,” the official added.

- Advertisement -

TRENDING NOW

Biden Admin Looks to Send Haitian Migrants to Gitmo

The Biden administration was reportedly looking to set up a migrant detention facility at Guantanamo Bay as it struggles to get control of the...

Rubio Legislation Would Let Shareholders Sue Woke Corporations

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on Thursday introduced legislation that would force corporate boards and managers to prove that their far-left social ideologies benefit shareholders,...

$1 Trillion Coins Instead of More Federal Debt?!

Credit risk out of China and debt ceiling drama in Washington are driving precious metals markets this week. Gold and silver attracted some significant safe-haven...

Biden Adviser Jake Sullivan Tied to 2016 Clinton Scheme to Tar Trump

(Paul Sperry, RealClearInvestigations) White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan figures prominently in a grand jury investigation run by Special Counsel John Durham into...

Cuomo Official Behind Disastrous COVID-Nursing Home Policy RESIGNS

(Headline USA) New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, who was a leading defender of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has submitted...

Mexico Doesn’t Want Haitians Amassing on Their Side of the Border EITHER

(Associated Press) A camp where more than 14,000 migrants had waited along the Texas border just days ago was dramatically smaller at dawn Thursday, while...

Federal Judge Rules Fla.’s Sanctuary City Ban Unconstitutional

(John Haughey, The Center Square) Florida will appeal a federal judge’s injunction prohibiting the state from enforcing its two-year-old sanctuary cities ban. U.S. Southern District of...

FDA Official: ‘Blow Dart’ African Americans with COVID Vaccine

(Project Veritas) Project Veritas released the second video of its COVID vaccine investigative series today exposing U.S. Food and Drug Administration economist, Taylor...

Jobless Claims Rise 351,000 in Surprise Jump

(Headline USA) The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week to 351,000, a sign that the Biden...
- Advertisement -