The ability to immigrate is increasingly seen as a human right. There is a growing belief that nations should not restrict the migration of people across borders but should embrace or even facilitate this movement, regardless of the costs or benefits. This belief is not, nor has it ever been, held by most Americans. But it is now pervasive among our elites and has become an overriding conviction of the party in power.
In one of his first acts as president, Joseph Biden signed a proclamation declaring that “no more American taxpayer dollars be diverted to construct a border wall.” The act was both a tangible and symbolic commitment to prioritizing the right of the migrant over national sovereignty and it was quickly followed by several more proclamations that eviscerated enforcement and loosened legal immigration requirements.
In just a few months, the Biden administration has either paralyzed immigration agencies or changed their mission entirely, creating a border crisis they intend to solve by effectively dissolving the border and expediting the resettlement of a seemingly endless stream of newcomers. Their actions have emboldened cartels and brought about a staggering amount of human suffering. Not to be outdone, the Democrat-controlled House has already passed two massive amnesty bills that contain allowances and subsidies for millions of illegal aliens—including violent criminals—that shock a healthy person’s conscience.