After years of avoiding questions on border security, Democrats have finally come to realize they can’t sidestep the issue.
The problem is that in an effort to make up for bad politics, many are holding onto bad policy.
How did we get here?
Well it all goes back to Stephen Miller, senior adviser to former President Donald Trump, who may have been the only person in the world to celebrate the arrival of COVID-19. That’s because, as The New York Times first reported in May 2020, Miller “had long tried to halt migration based on public health, without success. Then came the coronavirus.”
Under the guise of public health, the Trump administration utilized the World War II-era Title 42 provisions to close ports of entry to those seeking asylum along the U.S.-Mexico border. Keep in mind that these same ports of entry remained open to U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents, and trade. Also, if one could fly from Mexico to the U.S., they were fine.