It looks like the president is going to the southern border again

February 27 – While President Joe Biden is planning another trip to the southern border this Thursday, the first trip was pretty cleaned up for him. 

When we went to El Paso last January, there wasn’t a whole lot to see. 

Michele Jansen of NewsTalk 103.7FM pointed out, “It was so unmemorable. He went down to El Paso, they hid all the people illegally crossing the border and cleaned everything. I think he went to one of the places where they hold them but there was nobody there. So how different will it be this time because they’re looking to have him do an executive order. The savior of us is going to come.” 

Pat Ryan of NewsTalk 103.7FM added, “I think Donald Trump’s going to Eagle Pass, which is where your Congressman has been, which is where the real nightmare is. Just one of the nightmares that has been put on you by this president.”

Attorney Clint Barkdoll said, “I do think none of this stuff is accidental in politics. These things are all very deliberate.”

A Gallup poll released last night showed that immigration is the number one issue for all voters in America. 

Barkdoll said, “No doubt, Biden’s camp knows he’s weak on his show. I find the timing of this visit interesting because remember, it was just a few days ago, the reporting was leaking out that he was going to do an executive order to shut down the border. We speculated at the time was he going to do that in the context of the State of the Union address, which is also coming up very shortly? I wouldn’t be shocked if he does it Thursday. Could he make the announcement at the border? If he does not, I still think he could do it at the State of the Union and he’ll point out the fact I was just at the border, I was there and saw with my own eyes. So I think this is all being very carefully orchestrated to pull something like that off.”

Ryan noted, “You don’t hear anything at all about Kamala Harris. That was the southern border czar. So not only have you lied all these years about not having the ability to put the brakes on the southern border. Then you appoint someone who also lies directly to the press and the press carries the lies for her, but you don’t hear anything about that numbskull.”

Barkdoll confirmed, “No and remember, early in his presidency, she was specifically given immigration and the southern border as part of her portfolio, things that she needed to address. Well, I think everybody would agree she’s done nothing in that area and you really see or hear nothing from her about this. By the way, some of his statements on this, we know he never does press conferences or what I would call serious interviews.”

Biden did, however, appear on The Late Show with Seth Meyers last night on NBC and that’s where we found out his plans to go to the border. 

Barkdoll said, “Because other than that, he’s not given any official statements on what he’s doing.” 

Jansen laughed, “Yet another unserious interview.” 

Ryan added, “he had another bumbling moment last night. But I think it’s more newsworthy when he doesn’t have a bumbling moment, quite frankly.” 

The president and Meyers then went for ice cream. 

Barkdoll said, “It’s remarkable during the interview, he’s attacking Donald Trump because of Trump’s age. So think about that for a minute but he brought that up in the interview. My opponent is almost as old as me. He brought up the fact that Trump cannot remember his wife’s name a few days ago at one of his rallies. It’s just the irony that Biden would be attacking Trump because of his age and cognitive issues is just incredible.”

Ryan suggested, “That’s a complete projection. So I’m a mess. I better project on to my opponent. My southern border is a mess. I’ll blame the Republicans. Oh, the economy’s a mess. I’ll blame the cereal companies. You can’t make this up anymore and anybody who’s buying it at this point and would even circle in with Joe Biden in there, you’ve got to be kidding me.” 

Of all people, Dr. Phil addressed the border issue yesterday when he was on the View, where he discussed a conversation he had with the head of border patrol.  

He told the hosts, “I asked him straight up, kids are coming over the border with numbers written on them, phone numbers and addresses, do we check those out? He said well, we call them. Is it possible that we’re sending them into known prostitution rings or sweatshops? He said it’s not possible. It is absolute. We are using American tax dollars to ship children into known prostitution and sweatshops.” 

One of the hosts asked him if it was all children or some children? 

Jansen said, “Some children are a horrendous reflection of a failure in the United States to uphold values we used to think were important. All or some, what an idiotic response.”

Barkdoll said, “Dr. Phil’s certainly is plugged into issues and people in our country, the government and other important areas. So I mean, his insights are accurate in this regard. But I think one of the points he’s making is we don’t hear very much about this issue, but it seems like the government and other agencies aren’t doing anything to address this specific issue that he’s raising.”

Congressman John Joyce has been on the southern border many times. 

He said, “We’ve talked to you from the southern border most recently when we were at Eagle Pass in Texas, just weeks after over 300,000 illegal immigrants have crossed the border and standing shoulder to shoulder with Jim Jordan, we watched illegals cross the border. This is Joe Biden’s border crisis. And once again, unfortunately, it turned deadly when a 26-year-old from Venezuela who again entered the United States illegally in 2022 and was released due to the lack of detention space, murdered a 22-year-old nursing student, Laken Hope Riley in Georgia. She was jogging on the University of Georgia campus this last week. First I want to say how this affects me as a physician, me as someone who has worked with nurses and has great respect for the training and the education that our nurses go through. I know Laken Riley’s family is suffering from this tragedy and all of America is suffering from the tragedy of an open southern border. Laken was pursuing a degree in nursing and looking to contribute back to her community and now she’s been murdered in the prime of her life. This murder rests on the shoulders of an open southern border, an open southern border that Biden has refused to acknowledge and refuse to act on. Let’s make it clear. Laken Riley was killed because of Joe Biden’s failed border policies. This man who was arrested last week in New York for acting in a manner to injure a child less than 17 years old, was released and now this tragedy has occurred. This tragedy, it really gets to the heart of the broader issue, that our border is not secure. Since Joe Biden took office, there have been over 1.8 million known gotaways that have evaded our border patrol. So instead of dealing with the issue, the Senate came up with a deal that lets 5,000 illegal immigrants into our country each day. One illegal immigrant is too much. We need to secure our southern border and if the president was serious about addressing the issue, he’d pick up the phone and tell Chuck Schumer to take up the Secure the Border Act, HR2, our second piece of legislation that has been sitting on Chuckie Schumer’s desk for over 300 days. We need to secure this border. We need to protect the sovereignty of our country and we need a president to act. Hopefully, this trip to the border will spur Biden into action.” 

Ryan suggested, “This is not a president that has any hands on any levers of power at this point.” 

Joyce agreed, “He doesn’t have control. He doesn’t have the capabilities to know that President Trump instituted a Remain in Mexico policy, and what does Biden do? He discontinued it on day one. What did we have with President Donald Trump? We had someone who was securing the border and building a wall. What did Biden do? On day one, he discontinued that and allowed the steel that had already been purchased by American taxpayer dollars to rust on our border. It’s time for the rust to stop. It’s time for actions to occur. Biden has that option. He can be reinstated in Mexico. He can make sure that we have the opportunities to have a sovereign country and it is an important issue and it’s an issue that I hope he is alert enough, I hope he has the mental capacities to recognize that as he visits the border.”

Jansen said, “You can’t say this isn’t intentional anymore. It’s not the unintended negative consequences of this poor woman being murdered, which when the White House finally acknowledged it, they didn’t even mention any accountability for the illegal person being here which is their fault, but you can no longer say it’s unintentional. The open border is intentional and they don’t care about these consequences because it serves other purposes. It just has to obviously be stated truthfully, and while they got rid of executive orders from Trump using the excuse that well some of these weren’t completely legal anyway, the court had a problem with it. They know what they’re doing.” 

Ryan said, “We’re buying votes and we’re flooding the country with future Democrat voters here. That’s what we’re doing.”

Joyce said, “I agree. Why is Biden choosing to go to Brownsville? It’s a quiet area. Why is President Trump looking to go back to Eagle Pass, where I was just weeks ago, where we see that activity continues to pour across the open southern border. I think it’s going to be somewhat of a media event. I don’t think it’s going to be a serious attempt to address the crisis on the border.”