We’ve been wondering if Joe Biden’s border trip will be a true border trip, rather than a quick photo op in El Paso as Kamala Harris did last year. It appears that the word has spread. He’s mostly there for photos, although he’s doing a little more than Harris.
According to Fox, he was only planning to spend a few hours in El Paso meeting with border officials to discuss illegal immigration and fentanyl trafficking. He plans to visit the El Paso County Migrant Services Center as well as speak with organizations and religious groups that assist with the enormous surge of illegal immigrants. He is, however, slated to visit the Bridge of the Americas, which connects El Paso to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and is one of the busiest ports of entry into the nation. Biden will visit the official “border,” but he will not visit the places where illegal immigrants are streaming across the border, so he will not see the true problem.
First, Biden visited with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who greeted him but also delivered him a letter in which he was chastised for how badly he’d failed everyone on the topic over the last two years and how much needed to be handled.
Abbott said that President Donald Trump had “historically low levels of illegal immigration” (after working hard to put a lot of things in place), but Joe Biden had “the worst illegal immigration in our country’s history.”
In the letter, Abbott stated that once Biden “completed the photo-op,” he had a job to do: comply with and execute the laws he had been neglecting.
You can see in this report that Joe Biden isn’t going to tour the sections in El Paso that had difficulties, where illegal aliens were living in the streets, and that had had a swift clean-up. Even with the clean-up, it appears they are not willing to risk any views of it.
Before Biden After Biden
plans a trip plans a trip
to El Paso to El Paso pic.twitter.com/fcessmD0FH
— Kevin Dalton (@KevinForBOS) January 8, 2023
This writer observes that the Bridge of the Americas does not address the majority of the difficulties, and that this was a “dog and pony show.”
Local Texas reporter calls Biden's border drive-by "a dog and pony show."
"It doesn't get to the heart of the issue." pic.twitter.com/FGY45pwLBO
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) January 8, 2023
“It does not get to the core of the problem,” he says.
But Biden did get a nice look of the CBP parking lot.
Even the Border Patrol has had enough of Biden and criticized him, claiming that he could have just gone to Des Moines after the cleanup. They said it was all about putting up a good show for Democratic mayors who had complained about illegal aliens being delivered to them. But if all he does is pose for photos, he won’t be able to solve the problem.