Biden allies hurl party’s worst insult in border crisis: Acting like Trump

The liberals are appalled that Haitian migrants are being so badly mistreated – and, perhaps even more so, disgusted that the Biden government is using what they see as Trumpian 策略.

The conservatives are just as sickened by the images from the 德州 town of Del Rio — and feeling vindicated that the Biden approach is producing the calamity they had long predicted.

As for people who don’t divide evenly into either ideological camp, the president just looks less than competent, especially against the backdrop of the 阿富汗 debacle and the 新冠病毒 浪涌.

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Even Biden’s special envoy to Haiti has just resigned in protest.

Intractable problem

Immigration has been one of the most intractable problems of American politics. 乔治·W. Bush tried and failed to solve it. So did 巴拉克 奥巴马 and various Senate gangs. It was one of the most emotional battles of Donald Trump’s presidency, whose practice of separating families, 除其他事项外, brought thundering denunciations from his opponents.

现在 乔·拜登, having insisted his more humane approach could work, has watched the situation blow up twice — first with Central Americans coming to the Mexican border, and now with about 15,000 Haitians crossing the Rio Grande. No less an establishment figure than Chuck Schumer is denouncing the policy.

It’s a paradox: Once Biden signaled that unaccompanied minors would not be turned back, they ignored the ritual incantations ofdon’t comefrom Biden and Kamala Harris. Once the human surge of Haitians was allowed to camp out in squalid conditions under a Texas bridge — and face aggressive tactics from horse-riding federal agents — the system was, naturally, 不知所措.

As the New York Times put it Thursday, “The images could have come straight from former President Donald J. Trump’s immigration playbook: mounted Border Patrol agents rounding up desperate Haitian families at the southwestern border for rapid deportation from the United States.In the Times lexicon, the Trump playbook is a toxic taunt.

The administration is using an immigration rule invoked by Trump to send some of the migrants back to Port-au-Prince.

The Times quoted Marisa Franco, head of a Latino civil rights group, as asking Biden rhetorically: “How are you actually different than Trump?”

Protesters demonstrate outside a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) building in Miami to denounce the expulsion of Haitian refugees from Del Rio, 德州, 九月. 22, 2021. (盖蒂图片社)

Protesters demonstrate outside a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) building in Miami to denounce the expulsion of Haitian refugees from Del Rio, 德州, 九月. 22, 2021. (盖蒂图片社)

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