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By SILVIO CANTO, JR.

The Dallas Morning News once supported Republicans, like Governor Mitt Romney in 2002, and, of course, President George W. Bush, President George Bush and President Ronald Reagan.

But in 2016, it went for Hillary Clinton, and then in 2018 for Beto O’Rourke.

On Wednesday, March 24, its editorial page addressed the border issue this way:

“President Joe Biden’s administration, which promised a more humane and responsible immigration policy, seems to have been caught flat-footed by the massive surge of migrants from Central America to the United States, and has made a bad situation worse by issuing messages that are as clear as mud.

“Administration officials have spent the last few days trying to send the belated message that the border is closed. But for weeks, those officials also emphasized that they were reversing the Donald Trump administration’s border policies and would be more welcoming.

“No wonder the border is in crisis. When the message is so muddled, people who are desperate to flee dangerous situations at home hold out hope that they will be allowed to enter if they simply show up at the border.

“And the administration can’t say it didn’t know this was coming. In promising to roll back Trump’s immigration policies, Biden had asked for time to implement ‘guardrails’ to avoid winding up with ‘2 million people on our border’.”

I wonder if the Dallas Morning News’ editorial board checked with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO)?  He is basically saying the same thing:

“Expectations were created that with the government of President Biden that there would be a better treatment of migrants,” AMLO told reporters in his daily presser on Wednesday.

“And this has caused Central American migrants, and also from our country, wanting to cross the border thinking that it is easier to do so.”

López Obrador went on to say that the Biden administration’s misguided immigration policies have contributed to a surge of migrants that has overwhelmed facilities at the southern border in recent weeks.

He said that these  changes “prompted migrants fleeing harsh conditions in Central America to risk the journey to the border.”

As of Thursday, March 25, there were more than 15,000 unaccompanied migrant minors are in custody at federal facilities, according to CBS News.

No one seems to know where ll this is going to end, but I wouldn’t want to be a Democrat running in a competitive district in 2022.

High gasoline prices and chaos on the border is not a good platform.

SILVIO CANTO, JR. is a Cuban-born U.S. citizen who teaches English at a north Texas college. He is the author of the book “Cubanos in Wisconsin” and has a daily online radio program and blog dealing with U.S. and Latin American politics, as well as sports and historic events, and is a regular contributor to American Thinker.

…March 26, 2021

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