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What Emergency, Kristi? Biden Policies Bringing Illegal Border Crossings Down

To defend Governor Kristi Noem’s illegal use of public funds to needlessly tear a few dozen South Dakota National Guards away from their families to stage another political stunt four states away at the Mexican border, gubernatorial spokesboy Ian Fury cried that “The border is an EMERGENCY.”

Ummm…

Unlawful entries along the southern border have decreased 70% from their record highs since the end of Title 42 on May 11, according the Department of Homeland Security.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has averaged 3,400 encounters in between ports of entry per day and fewer than 300 non-CBP One Office of Field Operations (OFO) encounters at ports of entry per day, for a total of approximately 3,700 unscheduled encounters per day, according to statistics released by DHS Tuesday morning [Luke Barr, “Unlawful Southern Border Entries Down 70% from Record Highs Since End of Title 42,” ABC News, 2023.06.06].

The Biden Administration says, yup, we did that:

In a press release, the Biden administration cited its “execution” of a plan that paired tough consequences for unlawful entry with an expansion of lawful pathways and processes for migrants in the hemisphere.

“Since the CDC’s Title 42 public health Order lifted and the Biden-Harris Administration’s comprehensive plan to manage the border went into full effect on May 12, DHS has continued to experience a significant reduction in encounters at the Southwest Border,” the press release said. “The Administration’s plan is working as intended.”

…Homeland Security broke down the results of its approach, including the effects of the administration’s new asylum ban that bars some migrants from applying for asylum if they cross the border illegally or fail to first apply for safe harbor while crossing through another country on the way to the U.S.

Last month, the Biden administration also returned to expedited removal processes under Title 8, which allows the government to remove from the country anyone unable to establish a legal basis. Removal under Title 8 also bans these migrants from the country for five years [Myah Ward, “As Border Crossings Dip, Biden Admin Crows About the Fiasco That Never Happened,” Politico, 2023.06.06].

The Biden Administration could turn to the Noem Administration and ask, WHAT emergency? But unlike Fury, they don’t need all-capital letters to inflate a counterfactual argument.

15 Comments

  1. Donald Pay 2023-06-07 08:57

    Thanks for pointing out the vast decrease in border crossing since Trump’s failed immigration policies were ended. We now have a competent leader at the helm, not one who faked up policies that pretended to be tough, but actually were deficient, and led to massive illegal crossings. Noem’s fake “get tough” policy is for show and a waste of YOUR MONEY. Now that, really, is an EMERGENCY.

  2. P. Aitch 2023-06-07 15:38

    The USA border is under complete control of the federal government. If the MAGA states’ rights advocates believe they can intervene in the federal immigration laws than we blue states can intervene, too.
    We’d be happy to send buses to pick up “new Americans” and bring them to our worker needy states.
    VISIT COLORADO ~ YOU KNOW, FOR THE SCENERY!
    COLORADO ~ HIGHER’N YOU
    #grins

  3. All Mammal 2023-06-07 16:34

    We really need to stop voting for children wearing cowboy costumes. KN needs to get out of the way so grownups can work. She wouldn’t be missed if she helped herself by checking into the Betty Ford Clinic to treat her anorexia nervosa. I really am concerned about her emaciated appearance.

  4. larry kurtz 2023-06-07 17:11

    Sounds like Mrs. Noem is boycotting Target for being too woke…and the wad of money swelling her vault probably feels okay.

  5. larry kurtz 2023-06-07 17:23

    Sounds like Mrs. Noem is boycotting Target for being too woke…and the wad of money swelling her vault probably makes Ron Arnold happy.

  6. DaveFN 2023-06-07 21:14

    Fury is a liar hired for and by another liar. Not to cover up the lies as much as to accentuate them and distract us from Noem herself.

    Other takes?

  7. John 2023-06-07 21:56

    Segue with immigration / border issues . . .
    Bill Gates’ recommendations for 2023 include the Netflix, Borgen (3 seasons; the 4th season is, Borgen – Power & Glory). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borgen_(TV_series). Who knew that tiny Denmark was the 10th-12th wealthiest nation on earth. Viborg ought to be bursting with pride.

    Born in Blackness – it’s a survey of African history over 4-5 centuries. https://www.gatesnotes.com/Born-in-Blackness “I now see Africa even more clearly thanks to Howard French’s new book, Born in Blackness. It’s a well written and thoroughly researched book that challenges the standard Western accounts of the continent.”

  8. Mark Anderson 2023-06-07 22:05

    Larry, what do you mean? I just got back from Target. I had to pick up two cases of Bud Light and bought some pride flags too. We’re having a party and it’s a drag not to have all the preparations.

  9. Mike Zitterich 2023-06-07 23:35

    I have not been to Target in more than 15 years, their management has gone woke, and do most my shopping at Lewis Drugs, a local store.

    The only Flags I ever fly the United States Flag, South Dakota Flag, and my Zitterich Racing Flag to show “Pride” for my country, state, and my family name…

  10. P. Aitch 2023-06-08 03:15

    Better woke than asleep at the wheel.

  11. Bonnie B Fairbank 2023-06-08 06:56

    Oh, ffs. Kristi’s only “emergency” is what to do about those deteriorating facial fillers.

  12. larry kurtz 2023-06-08 07:42

    I have not been to Sioux Falls since 2009 because its management has gone joke, and do most my shopping at Santa Fe, a woke town.

    The only flag worth flying is of the United Federation of Planets.

  13. grudznick 2023-06-08 07:56

    I appreciate your flag protocol, Mr. Zitterich. And way to tighten up your blogging.

    Lar, the Anthem of the United Federation of Planets says

    We will celebrate how we’re diverse

    I expect Mr. Zitterich is not a fan, like grudznick is.

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