Obama is sending VP Joe Biden to address the rising flood of impoverished Central American immigrants now flowing into Texas.
Biden will fly into Guatemala on June 20 and meet with the presidents of Guatemala and El Salvador, plus a top official from Honduras, and to tell the over 28 million people in those countries that they can’t migrate to the United States, a White House official said Sunday. And somehow this will stop the influx, really?
Anyone remotely familiar with Joe Biden’s antics will come to the conclusion that the Obama administration is not the least bit concerned about America’s diplomatic image overseas, or about managing our overflowing borders.
But the trip is merely for show, said one Hill aide.
“Anytime the administration sends Joe Biden to solve a problem, it’s clear evidence that the administration doesn’t see it as a problem worth solving,” the aide said, noting that Obama has not spoken in public about the crisis.
“The president is sending Biden as a symbolic gesture to show they care about the border flow, whereas in reality their primary goal is to increase the flow,” the aide said, citing Biden’s recent call for increased immigration.advertisement - story continues below
Numerous media outlets are reporting that many Central Americans believe Obama is informally offering them passage into the United States, and so they’re flooding northwards before the door is closed.