The issue of immigration and border control has been a major topic in recent years, and Joe Biden’s presidency has brought about several changes to the policies and protocols in place. Unfortunately, one of these changes has led to an increase in dangerous behavior by migrant smugglers. Customs and Border Protection recently released disturbing footage of a smuggler dropping a 4-year-old boy from the top of a 30-foot border wall near San Ysidro in San Diego.
This heartbreaking incident is just one example of the dangers that migrants face while trying to cross the border. Migrant smugglers are willing to put people, especially children, in harm’s way to ensure that they are successful in crossing the border. The current political climate has emboldened these smugglers to take greater risks because they know that the new administration is more lenient on border control.
The policy changes by the Biden administration have created a welcoming atmosphere for migrants at the border. One of the major changes that were implemented was the suspension of the “Remain in Mexico” policy, which required asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their claims were being processed in the United States. This policy was put in place by the Trump administration and has been credited with reducing the number of illegal crossings at the border.
Another issue is the number of unaccompanied minors that are crossing the border. The policies put in place by the Biden administration have allowed for hundreds of children to be released into the country, without proper vetting or checking if they have any criminal records. This creates a danger not only for the children but also for the safety and security of the country as a whole.
The broken border is also becoming a big business for human smugglers, they are able to charge high fees for their services. And the more desperate the situation, the higher the fees; these smugglers are ready to do whatever it takes to get as many people across the border as possible, even if that means putting their lives in danger or causing them to become separated from loved ones.
It is also critical to note that the situation at the border has consequences for law enforcement. Border patrol agents are often tasked with handling situations that are beyond their training, and this can lead to dangerous situations for both agents and migrants. The situation is further exacerbated by the fact that many migrants are not following the protocols in place for seeking asylum, and this causes chaos and confusion for everyone involved.
In conclusion, the current situation at the U.S.-Mexico border is complex. While policies enacted by the Biden administration may seem more compassionate, they have created a perfect storm for migrant smugglers to increase their dangerous behavior. The situation affects law enforcement, migrants, and the safety of the country as a whole. It is critical that the government takes action to address this issue and come up with solutions that prioritize the safety of everyone involved.