On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Federalist Political Editor John Daniel Davidson joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss the ongoing Southern border crisis and highlight veteran border officials’ thoughts on how President Joe Biden’s radical policies are contributing to one of the nation’s top humanitarian catastrophes.
“This administration has systematically shut down every program that was working to actually slow down the flow,” former Chief of the United States Border Patrol Rodney Scott told Davidson on the banks of the Rio Grande in Texas. “And this is a national security issue. Every time the agents here have to respond to a large group of illegal aliens claiming asylum or not, that takes them away from other mission sets.”
Davidson said the media’s coverage of the crisis might ebb and flow but the Biden administration’s response will largely be chalked up to a lack of action.
“We’re just going to have to wait a matter of weeks or months for another flashpoint that will capture national headlines for a little while, that will illustrate the depths of the crisis that we’re in, but we are not going to see any policy change from the Biden administration. This, unfortunately, is the state of affairs that they have created and, at this point, knowingly are perpetuating on the border,” Davidson said. “And so we’re going to continue to see record numbers of illegal crossings, we’re going to continue to see efforts to process them as quickly as we can and release [them] into the country, and I’m sure that we are going to see efforts by the Biden administration to stop state efforts like Operation Lone Star as limited and timid as it might be.”