In a shocking display of insensitivity, President Biden made a comparison between asylum-seeking immigrants and Jews fleeing Nazi persecution during World War II. The comparison came after a reporter asked if the president believed migration was a human right.
“Well, I think it is a human right if your family is being persecuted,” Biden responded. “I thought it was a human right for, you know, Jews in Germany to be able to go — to get to escape and get help where they could.”
These off-the-cuff remarks were made during a speech on the status of the southern border, which is currently experiencing the highest levels of migrant encounters in history. The president is set to visit the border for the first time on Sunday, where he announced an expansion to a program that allows border agents to turn away migrants from different countries who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border.
“My message is this,” Biden said. “If you’re trying to leave Cuba, Nicaragua or Haiti, you have a — and we — or have agreed to begin a journey to America, do not — do not just show up at the border. Stay where you are and apply legally from there.”
This lengthy process of asylum seeking is something that the president emphasized the need to expand funds for. Despite this, Biden claimed that increased funds for the border is a priority, saying that “no one knows this better than the vice president,” who was assigned the task of finding the root cause of mass migration to the border.
It is clear that the Democrats, and President Biden in particular, are failing to address the crisis at the southern border. Instead of finding real solutions, they are content to make outrageous comparisons and empty promises about expanding funds for asylum processing. It is time for the Republicans to step up and take control, securing our border and protecting the American people.