Why combine border, immigration agencies?

Recently, some government spokesperson gave a perfect example of how living inside the Washington, D.C., bubble damages thinking processes. It’s easy to blame covid for the astonishing attempt to re-write history, because so many bubble dwellers also seem to suffer from the same malaise. The explanation seems to be that our beloved officials, especially those at the White House, have exploited the covid phenomenon to better spin and cloak their many other activities.

While Biden is attempting to rewriting history, he is showing his contempt for us by producing one lie after another, and he’s not alone. The Health and Human Services and immigration departments are now indicating they really want to do something about immigration.

Biden is going to do what any proper civil serpent would do. He wants to rearrange the chairs in the various government offices. He allegedly wants to join the two departments who are meant to deal with immigration: the Border Patrol, which is supposed to stop illegals at the border, and Immigration Enforcement Service, which is supposed to deal with them once they’re here.

We should rest assured it’s going to work this time, because the officials are working flat out to prepare for this major overhaul. It’s quite extraordinary that such a proposal is already being worked behind a closed curtain. Our beloved betters are keen to gauge public opinion for this scheme, something our alleged covid experts and their spin doctors have been doing for 18 months with such success.

John Branthoover

Arlington

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