Although he has been a frequent critic of former President Donald Trump, Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace seemed to acknowledge this week that building a border wall is a good idea.
During an interview on Sunday with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Wallace focused on the ongoing immigration crisis, asking: “Why didn’t you build, forgive me, a wall or a fence to stop them from walking — the flood of people coming across the dam, it looks like a highway that allows them to cross the Rio Grande.”
Border crisis continues
Mayorkas responded by pushing back against the notion of erecting any type of wall.
Meanwhile, thousands of immigrants — including a recent influx of Haitian refugees — continue to cross the border unimpeded. Even Trump’s fiercest critics are starting to see why an effective barrier might be necessary.
Of course, the former president faced fierce attacks from both sides of the aisle for pursuing a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. He might be having the last laugh as the situation continues to deteriorate under the Biden administration.
For his part, Mayorkas admitted that many Haitian migrants had been released into the United States thus far.
The ordeal is appalling to many Americans paying attention to the costs associated with unchecked illegal immigration.
“Flood” of immigrants
“It has gotten worse,” Wallace said to his guest. “The statistics of your own department show that the flood of people coming illegally across the border has gotten worse under the Biden administration.”
Instead of addressing the underlying issue, Mayorkas chose to quibble over the host’s use of the word “flood” to describe the stream of undocumented immigrants into America.
Biden’s policy since his first day in office has involved repealing as many of his predecessor’s immigration policies as possible.
The president has pushed a welcoming message to would-be immigrants, enticing them to make the dangerous trip to the southern border.
Now, the United States is left to deal not only with the security risks associated with undocumented immigration but also with the health concerns stemming from the continued spread of COVID-19. As Wallace and a growing number of Americans appear to be realizing, the rule of law must be restored — and the border must be secured.