Traditionally, most discussions in the United States about immigration — and especially illegal immigration — focus on the southern border and aliens who enter the country without inspection.
In reality, our nation is comprised of 50 border states and not all aliens who pose a threat to national security or public safety enter the U.S. illegally, but may instead commit immigration fraud or visa fraud, or otherwise violate the terms of their lawful admission into the U.S.
In September of 2009, I wrote an article about the multitude of ways aliens can gain entry to the U.S. by circumventing the processes that are supposed to safeguard America and Americans.
That piece was entitled, “National Security And An Updated Version of ‘The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere.’”
It cites a famous poem Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote in 1775 about how fabled hero Paul Revere used lanterns to warn about which way the British would invade New England (“one if by land and two, if by sea”).
Today, aliens have many more pathways into the U.S. They are frequently aided, abetted, and encouraged by the President of the United States. Far more than Paul Revere’s three lanterns would be needed to warn about all of these methods.
President Biden, notwithstanding the Constitution, our laws, and the impact to America’s safety and security, has betrayed his Oath of Office and turned the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) — or as I prefer to refer to it, the Department of Homeland Surrender — into the most massive alien smuggling / human trafficking organization in the history of the U.S.
During a White House briefing on October 19, 2021, Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy challenged Jen Psaki about the nature of “middle of the night flights” reportedly transporting illegal aliens around the U.S.
Psaki contemptuously rebuffed that claim, saying 2:30 a.m. was not the “middle of the night, but “early in the morning,” in an effort to sidestep the entire issue.
On January 4, 2022, Fox News reported that former Rep. Lou Barletta had captured images of suspected ‘ghost flights’ arriving on Christmas in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylavania. The ‘passengers’ were reportedly unloaded into buses and driven to staging areas where cars were waiting to disperse them across nearby communities.
Journalists who report on the Biden administration’s immigration policies generally focus solely on the disastrous U.S.-Mexican border. However, the southern border represents only one hole in what I refer to as the “Immigration Colander.”
America is a nation of 50 “border states.”
Any state that lies on the northern or southern frontiers are border states, as are those states that have international airports or access to America’s 95,000 miles of meandering coastline.
To underscore this point, Senators Josh Hawley of Missouri and James Lankford of Oklahoma recently issued a joint letter to DHS Secretary Mayorkas demanding the administration make public the number of aliens who were lawfully admitted into the U.S. and then failed to depart within their authorized period.
I reached out to Sen. Hawley’s office and suggested they also demand to know what the current visa refusal rates are under the Biden administration and how many aliens are denied entry at ports of entry by Customs and Border Protection inspectors under the provisions of 8 U.S. Code § 1182.
While we are on the topic of 8 U.S. Code § 1182, it is worth noting that, in addition to codifying the classes of aliens who are to be excluded, it also provides the President with the absolute wide-ranging authority to suspend entry of aliens into the U.S.
Here is the appropriate section of law:
(f) Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by President
Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.
The Immigration and Nationality Act does not, however, provide the President with the authority to ignore our immigration laws and encourage massive numbers of illegal aliens to head for the U.S., confident that no matter their backgrounds or failures to qualify for visas, they will be permitted to enter the U.S. and be disbursed across our nation with impunity.
Indeed, Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution states:
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.
The massive numbers of illegal aliens flooding into the U.S. could certainly be described as an invasion — one that is sanctioned by the Biden administration in apparent violation of the provisions of 8 U.S. Code § 1324.
President Abraham Lincoln aspirationally envisioned the U.S. possessing a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.
Biden, on the other hand, is acting not on behalf of Americans, but on behalf of those whose interests have nothing to do with those of America or Americans. They are the Profiteers of the Biden Administration’s Open Borders Policy, for whom malfeasance has it rewards.
This is truly a study in contrasts: Paul Revere and others heroically sought to warn the colonists about a pending British invasion. Today, Joe Biden and his administration are facilitating a modern-day invasion of the United States.
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