Amid continuing pressure from the right for the Biden Administration to revert to the Trump administration's policies of closing the Mexican border against brown immigrants (not to mention the Trump/Miller attempt to shut down most, if not all, of America's entire legal immigration system) it is important to focus on what the "Border Crisis" really is. As Maria Cardona of Dewey Square Group, a Washington based political consulting agency writes:

"immigration is not just a legal or national security issue: it's also, and perhaps primarily, a human issue...

The best thing that Harris and the Biden administration can do is end the Trump-era politicization and weaponization of immigration and immigrants...

But only Congress can effect lasting change by codifying our humanity in legislation that respects and values immigrants and the richness they bring to this country." important-immigration-question-republicans-must-answer

The current Republican hysteria over the "Border Crisis" is only superficially about national security or law enforcement. At bottom, it seeks to play on fears by white voters over a "takeover" of America by brown people.

This is the strategy that put Trump in the White House in the 2016 election. There are now many signs that Trump may be using the same strategy, together with the Republican strategy of voter suppression against nonwhite US citizens, to forge a pathway to return to the White House in 2024.

Hyping the "Border Crisis" is a key element of this Republican strategy.

Roger Algase
Attorney at Law