The unanticipated arrival of 50 illegal immigrants to Martha's Vineyard, the elite liberal vacation hotspot and site of former president Barack Obama's $12 million mansion, forced the mainstream media to talk about the humanitarian crisis on the U.S. southern border. While most professional pundits were outraged that Gov. Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.) would dare to defile their favorite island getaway—which apparently lacks the infrastructure to support an extra 50 people—the Department of Homeland Security reported a record 2.5 million immigration encounters on the southern border for fiscal year 2022.
The immigration crisis persists despite the Biden administration's repeated efforts to ensure the American people that our southern border is secure. Vice President Kamala Harris, who has on several occasions burst out laughing when asked about the border situation, keeps insisting that everything is under control. "We have a secure border," she told NBC's Chuck Todd last week. "The border is secure." President Joe Biden's secretary of homeland security, Alejandro Mayorkas, has repeatedly claimed the administration is doing everything in its power to stop the influx of illegal immigration. These dubious statements have been dutifully echoed by White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
Alas, Democratic administrations have a history of repeating falsehoods for political gain. Just ask anyone who was duped into believing former president Barack Obama's promise that everyone would be able to keep their doctors under the Obamacare regime.