As citizens watch America’s southern frontier melt away, millions wonder whether this is a gargantuan goof by Joe Biden or intentional public policy.
Biden’s border bedlam is not a bug. It’s a feature of this faux moderate’s far-left agenda. Those whom conservatives call illegal aliens, Biden considers Future Democrats of America. Why fight over today’s voters when you can let 633,124 potential new ones invade the USA, from February 1 through May 31, versus 111,490 in 2020’s like period — up 468 percent?
These people are here to stay. Pre-Biden, federal officials handed illegal aliens documents with distant dates when — wink, wink — they would plead for asylum before federal judges. “See you then” — nudge, nudge — replied the Great Uninvited.
Now Biden simply waves illegal aliens through. Thousands enter America without these flimsy court summonses, which some 87 percent reportedly have ignored anyway. So, as few illegal aliens expect even glancing scrutiny, often two years hence, they instead will make themselves right at home.
Adults might need 10 or 12 years before enjoying amnesty, perhaps under President Stacey Abrams in 2034. After today’s unaccompanied minors turn 18, they could benefit from DACA 2.0, DACA 3.0, or similar relief. After all, how can America eventually deny the vote to such people as the Ecuadorian girls, ages 3 and 5, whom smugglers dropped onto U.S. soil after dangling them over a 14-foot wall?
But these unbeckoned foreigners could vote here much sooner. If Democrats ultimately place their radical election overhaul on Joe Biden’s desk, it could turn millions of foreign lawbreakers into voters as soon as the 2022 midterms.
Americans who favor honest elections can breathe a sigh of relief — for now. Senate Democrats failed yesterday to muster the 60 votes needed to proceed on S 1, the upper chamber’s 886-page companion bill to the House-passed HR 1. Roll Call Vote No. 246 tied 50-50, along party lines.
But Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is nothing if not crafty. He surely recalls how Obamacare appeared dead at one point along its journey through Congress.
Democrats, however, never take no for an answer. They persisted and eventually defibrillated their government-medicine leviathan. The seemingly stymied behemoth rose from the marble slab on which it lay, and Obama signed it into law. And within the U.S. Code it now resides.
So eternal vigilance against S 1 and HR 1 remains the order of the day. Conservatives must hammer these horrid bills until Democrats lose control of the Senate, House, or White House. Until then, this legislation remains a clear and present danger to this republic and its democratic election system.
Here’s how this Democrat conveyor belt could whisk illegal aliens from the border to the ballot box:
“HR 1 is very revealing about the Left because it shows that they want to destroy the security and integrity of the ballot box and take us back to the early days of our history, when election fraud was rampant,” Hans von Spakovsky, Esq., Senior Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, tells me. “Their push to open our border and bring in as many aliens as possible, combined with removing the safeguards we have in place to prevent those aliens from registering and voting, make it clear they are willing to do anything to win elections and retain power.”
Logan Churchwell of the Public Interest Legal Foundation observes that HR 1 does not exactly legalize fake ballots. Rather, it renders them interchangeable with legitimate ones. HR 1, he writes in the Washington Times, “blurs facts and data to the point that a lawful vote, a mistaken one, and outright fraud will look and count the same.”
HR 1 could achieve for ballot security what Biden has accomplished for border security. This could be as true for the 630,000-plus potential illegal-alien voters whom Biden already has welcomed as for the tens of millions of such illegal aliens already here. This is the purpose of Democrats’ un-American no-border philosophy.
For these reasons and more, Joe Biden’s border catastrophe poses a clear and present danger to U.S. election integrity. HR 1/S 1 would weaponize his southern-frontier fiasco and fire it directly into the heart of America’s already wobbly voting system. The U.S.–Mexico border should be secured as urgently as the U.S. Senate should deport HR 1 and S 1 — once and for all.
Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research. Bucknell University’s Michael Malarkey contributed research to this opinion piece.